Southwest Airlines plans to begin operating a daily round-trip between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport on June 10. This Southwest-operated...

Southwest Airlines plans to begin operating a daily round-trip between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport on June 10.

This Southwest-operated flight will be in addition to the three daily flights already operated on the route by AirTran Airways, Southwest’s wholly owned subsidiary. Southwest Airlines says it is pleased to add the transcontinental route to its network map and to connect two destinations which are popular for both leisure and business.


The two airlines’ Atlanta-Los Angeles flights can be booked via www.southwest.com or www.airtran.com.

Southwest Airlines will begin service to Atlanta on February 12, 2012, with 15 daily round-trips to five destinations: Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway, Denver, Houston Hobby, and Austin in Texas. Additionally, beginning March 10, 2012, the carrier will add daily round-trip flights between Atlanta and Las Vegas and Atlanta and Phoenix.

In 2012 Southwest Airlines' U.S. domestic network grows to 73 airports in 38 U.S. states and the carrier has begun serving many of the nation's largest and most-congested airports. Future service growth is likely to lie in offering more linkages among the existing list of destinations, adding more U.S. destinations (such as airports in Hawaii) and ― in future years ― beginning international service to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean

With the addition of Atlanta to Southwest’s network next month, Southwest Airlines adds Georgia, its 38th state, to a route map of service to a total of 73 U.S. airports, including Atlanta.

As of today, AirTran serves 52 cities from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, including short-to-medium-haul international routes to Mexico and the Caribbean.

Southwest Airlines is the United States’ largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has recently acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co.

Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has more than 37,000 employees systemwide.

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