Southwest Airlines Announces Service At San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport...

Southwest Airlines Announces Service At San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport With $99 One-Way Fares, Bringing Customers More Value, Flights, And Destinations

Southwest Expands Footprint Beyond the 48 Contiguous States as the Carrier Continues to Integrate with AirTran Airways


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DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) now offers for sale nonstop
service from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Orlando and Tampa Bay, for travel
beginning on Sunday, April 14, 2013.  Beginning in April, Southwest will
operate three daily nonstop flights between Orlando and San Juan and one daily
nonstop flight between Tampa Bay and San Juan, as the carrier transitions these
routes from AirTran-operated city pairs. To celebrate the new San Juan service,
Southwest announced a fare sale of $99* one-way between these markets. These
fares must be booked by Nov. 7, 2012, for travel between Monday, April 15, 2013,
and Thursday, May 23, 2013 (Friday and Sunday travel is excluded). See full fare
rules below. To take advantage of these special fares, travel must be booked at
www.southwest.com.


AirTran will continue to offer service between San Juan and
Baltimore/Washington, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, and Atlanta. Southwest soon
will determine the best time to convert the remaining AirTran flying to
Southwest as part of the ongoing integration to eventually become one airline
flying under the Southwest brand. AirTran Customers who booked flights between
San Juan and Tampa Bay or San Juan and Orlando for travel beginning April 14,
2013, or later will be contacted by the airline and rebooked on Southwest
flights. As Southwest continues to integrate AirTran’s People, places, and
planes into Southwest Airlines, Customers of both carriers may exchange earned
loyalty points between both AirTran’s A+ Rewards® and Southwest’s Rapid Rewards®
frequent flyer programs for reward travel on either airline.**


“Southwest celebrates San Juan, Puerto Rico, as our first venture beyond the
continental United States,” said Southwest Airlines Executive Vice President
& Chief Commercial Officer and AirTran Airways President, Bob Jordan. 
“AirTran has done a wonderful job establishing a presence in this market, and
Southwest is proud to continue that legacy and extend our vast network of
destinations, exceptional Customer Service, and convenient low fares to the San
Juan community.”   


“We are excited about Southwest’s arrival into Puerto Rico to offer its
legendary Customer Service.  It is an honor to be Southwest’s first
destination outside the continental United States.  The Puerto Rico
Tourism Company and all Puerto Rican travelers welcome this new carrier to our
Island and know that this new service will provide great opportunities for
growth into the airline’s robust network, and great connectivity to the west
coast markets in the U.S.,” said Luis G. Rivera Marin, Executive Director of the
Puerto Rico Tourism Company.  


AirTran began service at San Juan in March 2008 with service to Orlando and
Atlanta. In February 2009, the carrier added service between San Juan and
Baltimore/Washington. AirTran added San Juan service to Tampa Bay in April 2011
and to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood in May 2012.  Today, AirTran still offers
a total of five daily nonstop flights to three markets from San Juan: Atlanta,
Baltimore/Washington, and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood. 


About Southwest Airlines
In its 42nd year of
service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to
differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers by providing reliability and
exemplary Customer Service delivered by 46,000 Employees to more than 100
million Customers every year.  Including wholly owned subsidiary AirTran
Airways, the Company 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. Visit southwest.com/citizenship to read the Southwest
Airlines One Report™ and see how Southwest is doing its part to be a good
citizen while underscoring a commitment to the triple bottom line of
Performance, People, and Planet.


AirTran Airways
AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Southwest Airlines Co., has been ranked the top airline in the Airline
Quality Rating study three times in the past five years. AirTran offers
coast-to-coast and near-international service with nearly 700 flights a day on
North America’s newest all-Boeing fleet. The airline’s low-cost, high-quality
product also includes assigned seating and Business Class. To book a flight,
visit airtran.com.


ADDITIONAL FARE RULES
Fares are available only on www.southwest.com and www.swabiz.com and can be purchased today, through Nov.
7, 2012, 11:59 pm PT.  Travel must take place between Monday, April 15,
2013, and Thursday, May 23, 2013. Fares are valid for travel every day except
Fridays and Sundays. 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 for one-way travel.
Fares may be combined with other combinable fares, except Senior Fares. When
combining fares, all rules and restrictions apply. Fares are nonrefundable but
may be applied 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.


* * In order to redeem A+ Reward Credits for Southwest Airlines flights,
members must have both a Rapid Rewards account and an A+Rewards account, and
both accounts must be in the name of the same Member. Click here for
complete rules and regulations.


southwest.com


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Southwest Airlines Announces Service At San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport With $99 One-Way Fares, Bringing Customers More Value, Flights, And Destinations