Southwest Airlines is expanding its service plan for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport next year with two additional nonstop destinations, Las Vegas and Phoenix.
The carrier will add a daily round-trip between Atlanta and Las Vegas, and a daily Atlanta-Phoenix round-trip, for travel beginning March 10, 2012. Introductory-fare tickets for the new services are available from September 5.
On August 22, Southwest Airlines announced it would begin service to the Atlanta market on February 12, 2012, with 15 daily nonstop flights to five destinations: Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway, Denver, Houston Hobby, and Austin.
The two new destinations will expand Southwest’s new Atlanta network farther west, complementing subsidiary AirTran Airways’ existing extensive network from Atlanta.
“An expansion like this quickly solidifies our commitment to the Atlanta market before we’ve actually started service there,” says Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines executive vice president of strategy and planning and AirTran Airways’ president. “We are proud to showcase our robust route map connecting the Atlanta market to more than 50 Southwest cities.”
To mark the expansion of service, Southwest is offering fares from $109 one-way (plus taxes and fees) between Atlanta and both Phoenix and Las Vegas for travel every day except Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from March 10 through April 7, 2012.
Customers must book their travel by October 1 in order to receive the introductory fares. To book travel and obtain the introductory fares, visit www.southwest.com.