In extending its bookable flight schedules for travel through March 7, 2014, Southwest Airlines has revealed it is introducing new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta...

In extending its bookable flight schedules for travel through March 7, 2014, Southwest Airlines has revealed it is introducing new service between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on February 13.

Southwest Airlines will operate a daily round-trip on the Atlanta-Washington Reagan route.


The carrier is promoting the new route with a one-way fare of $109. The fare is available for purchase through July 28 and is valid for travel from February 13 through March 7, 2014.

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 is photographed departing Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on February 12, 2012, the day Southwest began flying from the world's busiest airport

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 is photographed departing Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on February 12, 2012, the day Southwest began flying from the world’s busiest airport

 

Dallas-based Southwest is also introducing a new daily round-trip service between Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Dayton International Airport. It is promoting the route with a $99 introductory one-way fare, which is available for purchase through July 28 and is valid for travel from February 13 through March 7, 2014.

Seasonal service between Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Chicago Midway, between Las Vegas and Albany, and between Long Island MacArthur Airport and Fort Myers (Southwest Florida International Airport) will resume on February 13.

According to Southwest, the new Atlanta-Washington Reagan route is the next step in the integration process of wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways into the parent carrier.

Southwest Airlines began serving Atlanta on February 12, 2012. Atlanta was the biggest U.S. city that Southwest was not already serving

Southwest Airlines began serving Atlanta on February 12, 2012. Atlanta was the biggest U.S. city that Southwest was not already serving

 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA code ATL) is AirTran’s top airport in terms of daily departures and Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA) ranks eighth. In addition to the once-daily Southwest round-trip between ATL and DCA,  AirTran will continue to operate five daily round-trips between the two airports.

“This new link on Southwest Airlines between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta is another milestone toward full integration,” says Bob Jordan, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Southwest Airlines. “The route brings another payoff in our investment to bring AirTran’s people, planes, and places into the Southwest network as new offerings for our customers.”

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