DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran Airways are lowering fares to sunny destinations nationwide! Soak up the sun in Florida, Phoenix, and Las Vegas with air fares starting as low as $69 one-way from select destinations nationwide (see fare rules below). These low fares are available for purchase through Jan. 31, 2013, 11:59 p.m. PT, for travel beginning Feb. 8, 2013, through May 31, 2013, with 14-day advance purchase (blackout dates apply). To see the list of markets, prices, and to take advantage of these sunny fares, visit southwest.com, swabiz.com, and airtran.com. Examples of Southwest Airlines fares* include (see Additional Fare Rules below):
$69 one-way between Los Angeles and Las Vegas
$109 one-way between Baltimore/Washington and Panama City Beach
$139 one-way between Milwaukee and Phoenix
Examples of AirTran Airways fares* include (see Additional Fare Rules below):
$69 one-way between Atlanta and Orlando
$109 one-way between Baltimore/Washington and Ft. Myers
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 Report™. 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 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 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 Fares are available only on www.southwest.com and www.swabiz.com and can be purchased today through Jan 31, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Travel must take place between Feb 8, 2013 and May 31, 2013, and requires 14-day advance purchase. Fares available for travel to Florida, Phoenix, and Las Vegas on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. Fares available for travel from Florida, Phoenix, and Las Vegas on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Blackout dates for travel from Florida, Phoenix, and Las Vegas include Mar 28 through Mar 30, 2013, and April 5, 2013. Seats are limited. 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 on nonstop service only. Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other Southwest combinable fares, except Senior Fares. When combining fares, the most restrictive fare rules apply. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied, if unused, toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. 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. * Government-imposed taxes and fees are now included in the advertised fare. To comply with new government regulations, all airlines must include government-imposed taxes and fees in advertised air fares.