Southwest Airlines is launching service to Memphis, Pensacola, and Richmond in Virginia on November 3. Both Southwest Airlines and subsidiary AirTran Airways have newly...

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 first Southwest Airlines 737-800 arrives at San Juan's Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on April 15, 2013. San Juan was Southwest Airlines' first destination outside the contiguous United States

The first Southwest Airlines 737-800 arrives at San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on April 15, 2013. San Juan was Southwest Airlines’ first destination outside the contiguous United States

 

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.

Southwest Airlines began service between Austin in Texas and Washington Reagan National Airport on July 9, 2012. In this photo, the aircraft operating the inaugural Austin-Washington National flight is given a water-cannon salute by the fire department at Auston-Bergstrom International Airport as the aircraft taxis out. On the same day, Southwest revealed it had bought four slots at Reagan National from another airline, in order to launch service between St. Louis and the near-downtown Washington airport in the fall of 2012

Southwest Airlines began service between Austin in Texas and Washington Reagan National Airport on July 9, 2012. In this photo, the aircraft operating the inaugural Austin-Washington National flight is given a water-cannon salute by the fire department at Auston-Bergstrom International Airport as the aircraft taxis out. On the same day, Southwest revealed it had bought four slots at Reagan National from another airline, in order to launch service between St. Louis and the near-downtown Washington airport in the fall of 2012

 

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.

When Southwest Airlines took over AirTran Airways, it also took over AirTran's outstanding orders for 65 Boeing 737-700s. However, AirTran continued in operation with 52 already-delivered Boeing 737-700s and 88 Boeing 717s. The Boeing 717s are all due to be subleased to Delta Air Lines by 2015

When Southwest Airlines took over AirTran Airways, it also took over AirTran’s outstanding orders for 65 Boeing 737-700s. However, AirTran continued in operation with 52 already-delivered Boeing 737-700s and 88 Boeing 717s. The Boeing 717s are all due to be subleased to Delta Air Lines by 2015

 

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.

AirTran Airways has a sizable fleet of Boeing 737-700s but these are being absorbed into Southwest Airlines' fleet following Southwest's purchase of and gradual operation incorporation of AirTran. This AirTran 737-700 is photographed at Baltimore/Washington International Airport

AirTran Airways has a sizable fleet of Boeing 737-700s but these are being absorbed into Southwest Airlines’ fleet following Southwest’s purchase of and gradual operation incorporation of AirTran. This AirTran 737-700 is photographed at Baltimore/Washington International Airport

 

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.

Southwest Airlines' new 'Evolve' interior design for its aircraft features increased under-seat space: The new design allows for more under-seat room for carry-on luggage and approved pet carriers

Southwest Airlines’ new ‘Evolve’ interior design for its aircraft features increased under-seat space: The new design allows for more under-seat room for carry-on luggage and approved pet carriers

 

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.

This is AirTran Airways' official logo

This is AirTran Airways’ official logo

 

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.

On December 13, 2011, Southwest Airlines placed a firm order for 150 Boeing 737 MAX jets and 58 additional 737NGs, officially becoming the launch customer for the 737 MAX family. Southwest also optioned 150 additional 737 MAX aircraft in the deal, which Boeing labeled as its biggest-ever in terms of dollar value and numbers of aircraft

On December 13, 2011, Southwest Airlines placed a firm order for 150 Boeing 737 MAX jets and 58 additional 737NGs, officially becoming the launch customer for the 737 MAX family. Southwest also optioned 150 additional 737 MAX aircraft in the deal, which Boeing labeled as its biggest-ever in terms of dollar value and numbers of aircraft

 

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.

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