Southwest Airlines and new subsidiary AirTran Airways are launching additional services from Milwaukee in the first week of September.

Southwest Airlines and new subsidiary AirTran Airways are launching additional services from Milwaukee in the first week of September.

On September 6, 2011, AirTran Airways will add two daily roundtrips between Milwaukee and Des Moines, Iowa; and two daily round-trips between Milwaukee and Akron-Canton, Ohio.


Also on September 6, Southwest Airlines will initiate two daily round-trips between Milwaukee and St. Louis and operate a daily round-trip between Milwaukee and Denver, adding to the daily round-trip that AirTran already offers to the Mile-High City.

The Boeing 737-300 'Silver One' is one of many special-livery aircraft in Southwest Airlines' all-Boeing 737 fleet, which is by far the biggest 737 fleet of any airline in the world

“As we continue to integrate AirTran into Southwest, we have the opportunity to provide new customer itineraries out of terrific cities like Milwaukee,” says Bob Jordan, Southwest’s executive vice president strategy and planning and president of AirTran Airways. “Cities like Des Moines, Akron-Canton, and St. Louis will benefit from additional capacity to Milwaukee, from the options that have been available. Likewise, Milwaukee travelers get additional opportunities through cities like St. Louis and Denver, to connect virtually anywhere on the broader Southwest Airlines network.”

On September 6 AirTran’s existing marketing partnership with SkyWest Airlines will end. Southwest Airlines says AirTran will contact all affected customers to assist with travel options, including the new services announced on June 13.

This photograph shows an AirTran Airways Boeing 717. The airline has 86 of the type in service

“In working together with AirTran, I think we have an excellent plan for providing more capacity and options to Milwaukee,” says Jordan. “AirTran and Southwest have each achieved great success in Milwaukee, and Southwest remains committed to that market with a combined total of more than 50 daily departures to more than 20 nonstop destinations.”

AirTran Airways is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. It offers Gogo Inflight Internet connectivity and coast-to-coast service on a young, all-Boeing fleet. The airline’s service product also includes assigned seating, Business Class and complimentary SiriusXM Satellite Radio on every flight. To book a flight, visit www.airtran.com.

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