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TMCNet:  AirTran Airways Launches Fare Sale To Kick Off The New Year

[December 04, 2012]

AirTran Airways Launches Fare Sale To Kick Off The New Year

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), today announced a fare sale offering Customers low air fares to kick off the New Year. Customers can book fares to destinations nationwide (see Fare Rules below) with fares starting as low as $69 one-way. These low fares are available today through Dec. 13, 2012, 11:59 p.m. PT, for travel every day of the week except for Sundays, beginning Jan. 7, 2013 through May 15, 2013 (market restrictions and blackout dates apply).



Travelers may purchase these sale fares at www.airtran.com, from their local travel agent, or via AirTran Airways' reservations system at 1-800-AIR-TRAN. For reservations in Spanish, call 1-877-581-9842.

Examples of these one-way, low fares* include (see Fare Rules below): $69 one-way between Atlanta and Orlando $70 one-way between Boston-Logan and Baltimore-Washington $109 one-way between Atlanta and Nassau $119 one-way between Mexico City and San Antonio 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 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(TM).

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 39 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.

Fare Rules One-way fares can be purchased today through Dec. 13, 2012, 11:59 p.m. PT. Travel must take place between Jan. 7, 2013, and May 15, 2013. Travel valid every day of the week except for Sundays. Blackout dates include Feb. 15 through Feb. 18, Mar. 8 through Mar. 15, Mar. 22 through April 1, and April 5, 2013. Travel to and from Florida only valid on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Blackout dates for travel to and from Florida include Feb. 15 through Feb. 18, Mar. 7 through Mar. 23, Mar. 28 through April 1, and April 5, 2013. Service to Phoenix will no longer be available after Jan. 4, 2013. Displayed prices include all government taxes and fees (included in asterisked footnote below). A first bag may be checked for a fee of $20 each way and a second bag may be checked for a fee of $25 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. 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.

* 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.

www.airtran.com Media: Please call Communications (214) 792-4847 Customers: Please call 800-Air-Tran (800-247-8726) SOURCE AirTran Airways

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