Southwest Airlines Announces Atlanta Service


Southwest Airlines aircraft

One of Southwest's themed aircraft.

That’s right, starting February 12, 2012, Southwest and their 737’s are breaking into the Atlanta market with 15 daily nonstop flights to Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Chicago (Midway), Denver, Houston (Hobby) and Austin, Texas.  Atlanta-Austin is a route not previously served by AirTran.

Southwest President, Chairman, and CEO Gary Kelly revealed details of Southwest’s first Atlanta schedule during a luncheon with the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

“We’re bringing especially great value to those of you who travel last-minute,” Kelly told the audience of business leaders. “Here in Atlanta, our fully refundable, walk-up fares will be, on average, more than 30 percent lower than anything currently in these markets. And we are bringing the flexibility Southwest Customers already enjoy in other cities because we don’t charge a $150fee simply to change your plans.”


  • Atlanta and Austin – two daily roundtrips
  • Atlanta and Baltimore/Washington- four daily roundtrips
  • Atlanta and Denver – two daily roundtrips
  • Atlanta and Houston Hobby – three daily roundtrips
  • Atlanta and Chicago Midway – four daily roundtrips

“We’ve said all along that this deal to bring AirTran’s People, planes and places into the Southwest family is about offering more–more destinations and spreading more low fares farther, through the strength of our network.”

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