Southwest and AirTran Announce Sale With Fares Starting at $59 One-Way to Select Nonstop Destinations Nationwide

DING! Airlines Offer Low Fares for Travel through December!

Jun 18, 2013

DALLAS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways spread low fares today, offering nonstop flights starting as low as $59 one-way.  These incredibly low fares are available for purchase on southwest.com and airtran.com today through Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city.  Fares are available for travel every day except Fridays and Sundays beginning August 26 through December 18, 2013 (blackout dates apply; check fare rules for restrictions). To see the list of available cities, prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit www.southwest.com and airtran.com.

Examples of Southwest Airlines' low fares include (see Fare Rules below):

  •     $59 one-way nonstop between Las Vegas and Phoenix
  •     $89 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and Baltimore/Washington
  •     $90 one-way nonstop between Orlando and Providence
  •     $109 one-way nonstop between Houston Hobby and New York (LaGuardia)
  •     $119 one-way nonstop between Milwaukee and San Francisco

Examples of AirTran Airways' low fares include (see Fare Rules below):

  •     $59 one-way nonstop between Baltimore/Washington and Ft. Lauderdale
  •     $79 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and Pensacola
  •     $89 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and New Orleans

AirTran's fares along with terms and conditions can be found at www.airtran.com.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually.  Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet.  The 2012 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.

AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with close to 600 flights a day to 47 destinations.  The carrier's high-quality product includes assigned seating and Business Class. As Southwest continues to integrate AirTran's People, places, and planes into Southwest Airlines, Customers of both carriers may book flights at airtran.com and exchange earned loyalty points between both AirTran's A+ Rewards® and Southwest's Rapid Rewards® for reward travel on either airline.

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES FARE RULES

Fares are available only on southwest.com or swabiz.com and can be purchased today through June 28, 2013, 11:59 pm for the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel must take place between Aug. 26 and Dec. 18, 2013. Travel is valid every day except Fridays and Sundays. Blackout dates apply for Sept. 2 and Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, 2013.  Some flights are operated by AirTran Airways. Displayed fares include all government taxes and fees. The lowest advertised fare is not available for service to or from the following cities: Dayton, Washington, D.C. (Reagan National and Dulles), New York (LaGuardia and Newark), Philadelphia, West Palm Beach, San Juan, Fort Myers, and Seattle. Service to Grand Rapids begins on Aug. 11, 2013, and service to Memphis, Richmond, and Pensacola begins on Nov. 3, 2013. Advertised fares are based on nonstop service, and seats are limited.  Fares on connecting flights will be slightly higher due to government-imposed taxes and fees. Fares may vary by destinations, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods.  Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other combinable fares.  If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare rules apply.  When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply.  Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines as long as itineraries containing DING! or Wanna Get Away fare segments are cancelled at least ten minutes prior to scheduled departure (for travel beginning Sept. 13, 2013). Fares are not available through the Group Desk.  Any change in the itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only.    

AIRTRAN AIRWAYS FARE RULES   

Fares are available at airtran.com and can be purchased today through June 28, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city. Travel must take place between Aug. 26 and Dec. 18, 2013. Travel is valid every day except Fridays and Sundays. Blackout dates apply for Sept. 2 and Nov. 26 through Dec. 3, 2013.  Some flights are operated by Southwest Airlines. Available on published, scheduled service only. Service to Grand Rapids will no longer be available after Aug. 10, 2013, and service to Memphis, Richmond, and Pensacola will no longer be available after Nov. 2, 2013.  Displayed prices include all government taxes and fees. All fares are one-way. A first bag may be checked for a fee of $25 each way and a second bag may be checked for a fee of $35 each way. Reservations may be made via AirTran Airways' Telephone Reservations Center for a fee of $15. Reservations may also be changed via AirTran Airways' Telephone Reservations Center for a $15 fee plus any applicable change fees and fare differences. Fares may be combined with other AirTran Airways combinable fares.  If combining with other fares, the most restrictive fare's rules apply. When combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. All fares are non-refundable and a $75 fee per person applies to any change made after purchase, plus any applicable increase in airfare.  Changes made on or after Aug. 20, 2013 will be charged $150 fee per passenger.  Seats are limited, subject to availability, and may not be available on all flights. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Fares may vary by destinations, flight, and day of week and won't be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward the purchase of future travel on AirTran Airways after applicable change fees and fare differences.  Fares are not available through the Group Desk.  Any change in the itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only.

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SOURCE Southwest Airlines

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