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New flight schedules announced by Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have each released flight schedules from August to  September.

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While the airlines’ networks are not connected at this point, both carriers are working together to publish the best flight schedules to destinations their passengers will want to go.  Each carrier is adding new nonstop routes with this schedule as outlined below.

Seattle to Become First Airport to Fully Combine Operations into Southwest

Additionally, overall daily flight counts for each airline will slightly decline due to a slowing of demand coming off the busy summer travel months. Southwest’s August and September schedules will offer Customers 3,250 daily flights. AirTran’s schedules will offer more than 550 daily flights.

NEW SERVICE BEGINNING 12th August 2012 (available now):

  • Southwest:
    • Three new daily nonstop flights between Atlanta and Norfolk
    • Three new daily nonstop flights between Atlanta and Louisville
    • Two new daily nonstop flights between New York LaGuardia and St. Louis
    • Two new daily nonstop flights between San Antonio and St. Louis
  • AirTran:
    • Two new daily nonstop flights between Akron-Canton and Chicago Midway

Also with this schedule, two daily nonstop flights at Seattle – Tacoma Airport will transition from AirTran to Southwest.

As of the 12th August, Southwest will offer 41 flights from Seattle, becoming the first airport to fully convert to Southwest Airlines service.

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