AirTran operations to be maintained at 22 airports by Southwest

Southwest Airlines has confirmed its intent to convert services by its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways at 22 domestic and international airports to Southwest operations over time.

The 22 AirTran airports that will continue to operate and will eventually join the Southwest route map include: Flint, MI (FNT); Rochester, NY (ROC); Pensacola, FL (PNS); Charlotte, NC (CLT); Dayton, OH (DAY); Richmond, VA. (RIC); Key West, FL (EYW); Washington Reagan National, DC (DCA); Memphis, TN (MEM); Akron-Canton, OH (CAK); Wichita, KS (ICT); Des Moines, IA (DSM); Branson, MO (BKG); Portland, ME (PWM); Grand Rapids, MI (GRR); Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ); Cancun, Mexico (CUN); Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ); Aruba (AUA); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU); Bermuda (BDA); and Nassau, Bahamas (NAS).

AirTran service and employees at these airports are planned to convert to Southwest gradually over the course of AirTran’s integration into Southwest. The airlines earlier announced that AirTran will begin serving Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) on 24 May 2012, and San Jose Cabo, Mexico (SJD) on 3 June 2012. Those destinations also will convert to Southwest over time. Of the 69 cities AirTran served when Southwest acquired it on 2 May 2011, 53 cities are planned to convert to full Southwest Airlines service.

From 12 August, AirTran will cease operations at: Allentown, PA. (ABE); Lexington, KY (LEX); Harrisburg, PA (MDT); Sarasota, FL (SRQ); Huntsville, AL (HSV); and White Plains, NY (HPN).

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