AirTran Airways is adding add as many as four more daily non-stop round-trips between Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport from...

Southwest Airlines subsidiary AirTran Airways is adding add as many as four daily non-stop round-trips between Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport from September 6 through the end of its currently published schedule on February 13, 2013.

The new flights will add to AirTran Airways’ existing three daily round-trip flights between the two airports.


The Boeing 737-700 was the second aircraft type that AirTran ordered. Eventually AirTran would order more than 100 Boeing 737-700s before the carrier was purchased by Southwest Airlines

With the September flight schedule, Southwest Airlines will also operate three daily non-stop round-trips between Baltimore/Washington International Airport (IATA code BWI) and Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.

This will give the two Southwest-owned carriers a combined total of up to 10 daily round-trip BWI-FLL flights.

To promote the additional flights, AirTran is offering fares from $59 one-way (including government taxes and fees) on all flights between BWI and FLL. Fares are available for travel between September 6 and December 18, 2012. Blackout dates apply.

Travelers may purchase these sale fares at www.airtran.com, from their local travel agent, or via AirTran Airways’ reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN. For reservations in Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842.

Southwest Airlines has painted quite a few aircraft in its all-Boeing 737 fleet in special themed liveries. This 737-700 is painted in the state colors of Maryland and Southwest calls it 'Maryland One' to commemorate its strong presence at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the busiest commercial airport in the state

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways are committed to bringing low fares and great flight schedules to our Baltimore and Fort Lauderdale customers,” says Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer, and AirTran Airways’ president. “We’ve seen a strong demand for this route and we are proud to be offering more options to flyers in the region.”

Southwest Airlines began service to Baltimore/Washington International Airport on September 15, 1993, with 10 daily non-stop departures to two cites. Since then, Southwest has grown its BWI operation to more than 170 daily non-stop departures to nearly 50 cities.

Dallas-based Southwest has nearly 3,000 employees at BWI and has painted a Boeing 737 in a special theme livery dedicated to Baltimore’s home state, Maryland One.

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