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Southwest And AirTran Launch Sale With Fares Starting At $59 One-way To Select Nonstop Destinations Nationwide









DALLAS, March 5, 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 Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:59 p.m. for the respective time zone of the originating city.  Fares are available for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning March 19 through Oct. 30, 2013 with a 10-day advance purchase required (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 Baltimore/Washington and Boston Logan
  • $89 one-way nonstop between San Francisco and Las Vegas
  • $99 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and Chicago Midway

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

  • $59 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and Orlando
  • $89 one-way nonstop between Atlanta and Baltimore/Washington
  • $98 one-way nonstop between Canton-Akron and Ft. Myers

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

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 42 nd 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 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 commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People and Planet.  To read about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good corporate citizen, visit southwest.com/citizenship to read the Southwest Airlines One Reportâ„¢.

Southwest Airlines

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as "The Southwest Effect," a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves.  On every flight, Southwest offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest's all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity and a new, eco-friendly cabin interior.  With 40 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,100 flights a day and serve communities around 78 airports in Southwest's network of domestic destinations.  Southwest Airlines' frequent flights and low fares are available only at southwest.com .

AirTran AirwaysAirTran 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 54 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



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