Southwest Airlines Announced Launch a Service

Posted by Zotta Rendevouz

Following the acquisition of AirTran Airways, Southwest Airlines announced Monday it will launch a service to the country's largest airport, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, including stealing a stop there in the big fish Dallas Love Field.

The Dallas-based airline will offer 15 daily flights to Austin, Houston, Baltimore, Denver and Chicago Midway Airport. The service will start on February 12 with introductory fares as low as $ 79 each way.

The service represents a further step towards the south-west of the integration of AirTran, which is the largest downtown Atlanta. Southwest operates as a separate airline JetBlue, but JetBlue plans to fold completely in the south-west a few years.

With the addition of flights to Atlanta, Southwest passengers can connect to JetBlue flights when two airlines may code share flights, which is expected mid-2012, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said.

"We will reduce tariffs by 30 percent on average," Kelly said in an interview. "For the Dallas metro, we'll use Love Field in Atlanta for the first time."

Love Field Service begins three months after Southwest AirTran ends six daily flights to Atlanta from Dallas / Fort Worth Airport, and should continue to reduce fares on the route. DFW flights failed to comply with the commitment of Wright Amendment of 2006 required Southwest to give up gates at Love Field if it continues its operations at DFW.

Kelly said that Southwest offers service to Love Field in Atlanta with a stop in Austin and Houston, and is expected to be added to the company's revenue outside the airport in Dallas. In 2010, Southwest said it generated $ 216 million in revenue from one-stop routes, which allowed Wright's commitment to add.

Kelly said that our ability to serve the programming changes will be in Atlanta during the winter. He expects that the total capacity next year to be equal to or slightly less than 2011 aircraft, AirTran is disabled can be converted to the southwest.