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Airtran Airways Launches New International

AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), announced today that the carrier is officially kicking off brand new international service from several markets including San Antonio, Austin, Orange County, Calif., and Chicago Midway, as well as new service between Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The new routes were announced last winter and service details are outlined below. Today*s departure out of San Antonio International Airport marks AirTran*s first international destination and flight from the airport. The international service also brings AirTran service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and John Wayne Airport in Orange County for the first time.

San Antonio New Service:

· Beginning May 24, AirTran will operate four weekly nonstop flights between San Antonio (SAT) and Cancun (CUN) with service Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Beginning Sept. 1, 2012, through the end of the current schedule*, the carrier will operate three weekly nonstop flights on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

· Also beginning May 24, AirTran will operate one daily nonstop flight between San Antonio and Mexico City (MEX).

Ft. Lauderdale New Service:

· Beginning May 24, AirTran will launch service between Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood (FLL) and San Juan, Puerto Rico, (SJU) with two daily nonstop flights.

Austin New Service:

· Beginning May 25, AirTran will launch inaugural service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) with four weekly nonstop flights between Austin and Cancun on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays through Aug. 31, 2012. Beginning Sept. 1, 2012, through the end of the schedule, the carrier will operate the service on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Orange County New Service:

· Beginning June 3, AirTran will operate one daily nonstop flight between John Wayne Airport in Orange County (SNA) and Mexico City and one daily nonstop flight between Orange County and Cabo San Lucas/San Jose del Cabo (SJD).

Midway New Service:

· Beginning June 3, AirTran will operate one daily nonstop flight between Chicago Midway (MDW) and Cancun.

*Current schedules are available for booking through Nov. 2, 2012.

**We*ve got exciting plans underway to celebrate our new international service with Customers, Employees, and the communities we serve,** said Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer and AirTran Airways President. **The new service is a great benefit to Customers across both the Southwest and AirTran networks as we are seeing the reward of our integration efforts—more flights to more destinations.**

The airline plans to celebrate in each market with edible treats and giveaways for Customers on the first flights! In addition, Members of Rapid Rewards (Southwest Airlines) and A+ Rewards (AirTran Airways) frequent flyer programs are now able to transfer their loyalty rewards between the two programs to redeem for reward travel to 97 destinations, including Mexico and the Caribbean.

Comments () 31.05.2012. 10:30

AirTran Airways Adds New Nonstop Route Between Baltimore And Aruba

ORLANDO—August 17, 2011—Dreaming of spending the holidays on the beach? Baltimore travelers now have new options to head south for the winter! AirTran Airways announced today that the carrier will add a new nonstop destination from Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) with Saturday and Sunday service to Aruba (AUA). For sale beginning today, AirTran*s new BWI-AUA service will begin on Dec. 17, 2011. The airline is celebrating the new route with a special fare of $159 one-way for travel between Dec. 17, 2011, and March 14, 2012. Customers must book this super low fare by Sept. 16, 2011.

BEGINNING DEC. 17, 2011 (open for sale today):

One new nonstop roundtrip between Baltimore and Aruba.

• The new nonstop flight will add to the breadth of service AirTran Airways currently operates out of BWI. Customers can currently fly nonstop between BWI and Bermuda, Montego Bay, Cancun, Nassau/Paradise Island, and San Juan.

Fare Rules

Fares are available on and are available for purchase today through Sept. 16, 2011, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time. Fares are available for travel between Dec. 17, 2011, and March 14, 2012.

Blackout dates are as follows:

To AUA: 12/24, 1/14, 1/15, 2/18, 2/19.

From AUA: 12/31, 1/1, 1/7, 1/21, 2/25, 2/26

Sale fares are valid for travel only on Saturdays and Sundays. All fares are one-way. Fares shown do not include Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $18 roundtrip. The September 11th security fee of up to $10 roundtrip is not included. Fares do not include segment taxes of $3.70 per segment. A segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Fares to/from Bermuda, Mexico, and the Caribbean do not include additional government taxes of up to $100. All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare. Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Service on some itineraries may be provided by our partner SkyWest Airlines. A first bag may be checked for a fee of $20 each way and a second bag may be checked for a fee of $25 each way. Reservations may be made via AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations Center for a fee of $15. Reservations may also be changed via AirTran Airways Telephone Reservations Center for a $15 fee plus any applicable change fees and fare differences. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice.

01.09.2011. 09:29

Touchdown Bermuda: AirTran Airways Launches New Service Between Atlanta and Bermuda

ATLANTA, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, Co. (NYSE: LUV), today began daily nonstop service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and L.F. Wade International Airport in St. George*s, Bermuda.

Passengers took part in a colorful celebration at the airport featuring traditional Gombey dancers and a steel drum band. A special performance by the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders also wowed the crowd as part of the **Touchdown Bermuda** themed event. In addition to welcoming passengers, the cheerleaders were heading to Bermuda for their annual swimsuit calendar photo shoot.

Bermuda is the latest destination in AirTran*s international route network, which includes: Aruba, Cancun, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Nassau, Bahamas and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

**AirTran Airways is committed to providing our customers with excellent service and low fares to fantastic destinations like Bermuda,** said John Kirby, AirTran Airways* senior director of planning. **This new, daily service makes it easier than ever for our loyal customers to experience the famous hospitality, pink-sand beaches and unique island culture of Bermuda.**

Atlanta becomes the second city in AirTran*s network to offer nonstop service to the island getaway. The low cost carrier began offering flights to Bermuda from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) last month.

**We are excited to partner with AirTran Airways in providing new service to our island,** said The Hon. Patrice K. Minors, Minister of Business Development and Tourism for Bermuda. **Atlanta is a wonderful U.S. city with many Bermuda fans, friends and family residing there. We are happy that this service will help continue to build a relationship while offering travelers an easy escape to Bermuda.**

05.06.2011. 06:20




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