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Southwest Airlines inaugurates service on 3 former AirTran routes

Dallas-based low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) said it has launched new flights in three cities that join the carrier´s network through previously established service by wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways.

According to the carrier, the new routes complete a plan to bring Southwest Airlines service to all domestic cities in the company´s network by year´s end, as the integration of Southwest and AirTran approaches its final phases.

As of November 3, 2013, Southwest Airlines offers new nonstop service between Pensacola and Nashville and Houston (Hobby)
Richmond and Orlando, Memphis and Baltimore, Houston (Hobby), Orlando, Chicago (Midway), and Tampa Bay.

AirTran will continue service between Atlanta and Richmond International Airport, with four daily nonstop departures. Southwest Airlines anticipates a full conversion in Richmond in the second half of 2014.

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