Southwest Airlines is launching service to Memphis, Pensacola, and Richmond in Virginia on November 3.
Both Southwest Airlines and subsidiary AirTran Airways have newly extended their schedules through until New Year’s weekend.
The new destinations complete Southwest Airlines’ currently planned domestic network extension to 89 U.S. destinations, including all domestic destinations previously served by AirTran Airways.
AirTran Airways is also launching new services on November 3.
To promote the new services, Southwest Airlines is launching a fare sale, offering non-stop flights from $79 one-way. These fares are available for purchase on www.southwest.com through Monday, May 13, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city.
Examples of Southwest Airlines’ one-way, non-stop sale fares include $79, Memphis-Chicago Midway; $79, Atlanta-St. Louis; $88, New York LaGuardia-Atlanta; $89, Richmond-Orlando; $109, Milwaukee-Fort Myers; and $142, Atlanta-San Juan.
In addition to the new two airlines’ non-stop services, they have also introduced the capability for their customers to purchase itineraries among the two airlines’ combined 97 destinations, including international airports, in one transaction.
From Sunday, November 3, Southwest Airlines will fly non-stop from:
● Memphis International Airport to Baltimore/Washington International, Houston Hobby, Orlando, Chicago Midway, and Tampa;
● Pensacola to Nashville and Houston Hobby; and
● Richmond to Orlando. AirTran Airways will continue to operate non-stop service between Richmond and Atlanta.
AirTran Airways will start service from Memphis to Baltimore/Washington, Houston Hobby and Orlando on August 11.
To coincide with the extension of the flight schedule, AirTran Airways will begin new service to four airports in November. Customers traveling to and from Oklahoma City, Hartford in Connecticut, Louisville in Kentucky, and Norfolk in Virginia may purchase the new service on AirTran through southwest.com.
Beginning November 3, AirTran Airways will fly non-stop from:
● Oklahoma City to Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Chicago Midway;
● Hartford to Atlanta;
● Louisville to Atlanta; and
● Norfolk/Virginia Beach to Atlanta.
In addition to launching new destinations, Southwest and AirTran Airways are also adding new non-stop routes from November 3 linking airports they currently serve.
From November 3, Southwest Airlines will offer:
● One daily round-trip between Atlanta and New York LaGuardia;
● One daily round-trip between Atlanta and Palm Beach International Airport;
● One daily round-trip between Atlanta and St. Louis; and
● One daily round-trip between Austin and New Orleans.
Additionally, on November 3 Southwest will take over various flights currently operated by AirTran. These include:
● One daily round-trip between Atlanta and San Juan in Puerto Rico;
● One daily round-trip between Dayton and Orlando;
● Two daily round-trips between Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia;
● One daily round-trip between Fort Lauderdale and Pittsburgh;
● Two daily round-trips between Milwaukee and Fort Myers; and
● One daily round-trip between Pittsburgh and Fort Myers.
AirTran Airways is also launching new services linking existing network points on November 3. New services include:
● One daily round-trip between Baltimore/Washington and Kansas City;
● One daily round-trip between Columbus and Tampa; and
● Two daily round-trips between Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville.
The two airlines will also begin seasonal non-stop service to Florida destinations on November 3. Seasonal Florida service will include flights to:
● Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport from Albany, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Raleigh-Durham;
● Fort Myers from Hartford, Boston Logan, Akron-Canton, and Philadelphia;
● Orlando from Detroit;
● Tampa from Norfolk/Virginia Beach; and
● Palm Beach International Airport from Philadelphia.