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AirTran Airways Officially Launches Its First International Flight From Denver International Airport

Route Offers Customers a New Low Fare Option and U.S. Gateway for Customers Traveling to Mexico DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ — AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), announced today that the carrier is officially launching brand new international service between Denver International Airport and Cancun International Airport. The new route was announced in February,…

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Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Announce Fall Flight Schedules

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Open Flight Schedules through Nov. 2, 2012; Southwest Launches Fare Sale Between Detroit and Las Vegas DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced today new nonstop routes as they extend their flight schedules for travel bookings out through Nov.…

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Southwest Airlines Announces New Route Between Atlanta and Los Angeles

DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced Wednesday January 11, 2012, plans to operate one new daily nonstop flight between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport beginning June 10, 2012. This will be in addition to the three daily flights operated by AirTran, Southwest’s wholly-owned subsidiary. The carrier is pleased to…

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New Flights To Mexico Operated by AirTran Airways

DALLAS, /PRNewswire/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced earlier this week the carriers received route authority approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for AirTran to operate international flights to new destinations in Mexico beginning as early as May 24, 2012. AirTran’s new international flights will include…

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Southwest Airlines Announces New Service

Southwest Airlines and Airtran Airways Release January and February Flight Schedules Dallas, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via Comtex/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and AirTran Airways today each released flight schedules for January 8, 2012, through March 9, 2012. Today’s schedule release reflects the first effort by Southwest and AirTran to coordinate published schedules. While…

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Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways Pilots' Unions Reach Agreement in Principle

DALLAS /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines is pleased to announce an agreement in principle between the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA), the union representing Southwest Airlines Pilots and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the union representing the pilots of AirTran Airways. This agreement in principle, subject to the respective unions’ board approval and…

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Southwest Airlines Closes Acquisition of AirTran Holdings, Inc.

– Airlines will operate separately until receipt of Single Operating Certificate – In the near term, Customers will continue to interact exclusively with their ticketed carrier – AirTran aircraft to be converted to Southwest brand starting in 2012 – Southwest’s Bob Jordan will serve as President of AirTran during integration DALLAS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire…

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AirTran Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Southwest Airlines' Acquisition of AirTran

DALLAS, /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) confirmed that shareholders of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), the parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran), have overwhelmingly approved the proposed acquisition of AirTran by Southwest Airlines. More than 98.6 percent of votes cast and 77.5 percent of shares outstanding were voted in favor of the…

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Southwest Airlines Confirms FAA Acceptance of Transition Plan for AirTran Airways Acquisition

Plan Outlines How the Two Operations Will Combine, Following Financial Close DALLAS, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) informed Southwest Airlines that it has accepted the carrier’s transition plan to combine the operations of Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and Orlando-based AirTran Airways, following the financial close of its transaction to…

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Southwest Airlines Announces New AirTran Transition Agreement With Its Pilots' Union

DALLAS, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that it has reached an agreement with its Pilots, represented by the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA), on an initial Transition Agreement that establishes a procedural framework for eventually integrating the Pilots of Orlando-based AirTran Airways into Southwest.The integration addressed by…

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