Double Up! Southwest Airlines And AirTran Airways Extend Schedules Through Late September, Bringing Southwest Service To Grand Rapids

Published on : Monday, February 4, 2013

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today Grand Rapids, Mich. is the next AirTran Airways city to be converted to Southwest service.  Those flights from Grand Rapids to   Baltimore/Washington, Denver, Orlando, and Saint Louis will begin Aug. 11, 2013.  AirTran service in Grand Rapids will end the previous day, Aug. 10, 2013.

From Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), fly Southwest Airlines Nonstop to:

(BWI) Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
(DEN) Denver International Airport
(MCO) Orlando International Airport
(STL) Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
To celebrate the new service, the carrier announced a fare sale offering nonstop one-way fares on the new service between $109 and $149.  These fares must be booked by Feb. 17 for travel between Aug. 11 and Sept. 27, 2013.  Blackout dates apply.  See fare rules below.  To take advantage of these special fares, visit southwest.com.

Nonstop flights in Grand Rapids will double in the conversion from AirTran to Southwest. In August, Southwest will offer six daily nonstop flights compared to a previous three daily nonstop flights.

“As we bring Southwest into Grand Rapids we’re not simply swapping airlines, we’re adding new cities, we’re bringing in larger airplanes and flying more flights,” said Ron Ricks, an Executive Vice President for the Dallas-based carrier.  “Similarly, on the AirTran side, we’re nearly doubling the number of flights in and out of Memphis which provides low fare competition to more destinations with more seats.”

Additionally, AirTran expands operations in Memphis with new nonstop flights between Memphis and Chicago (Midway), Baltimore/Washington, and Orlando, beginning Aug. 11, 2013.  In Memphis, AirTran currently offers five daily nonstop flights to Atlanta.

Southwest also will begin nonstop service between Flint, Mich. and Las Vegas starting Aug. 11, 2013. Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint is currently served by AirTran Airways and will convert to Southwest Airlines service on April 14, 2013. Inaugural service from Flint will also include nonstop service to Baltimore/Washington, Orlando, and Tampa Bay.

Southwest also announced today a promotion to reward Members of the airline’s frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards, with double points on all travel nationwide.  In other words, Members will receive 12 points (instead of six) for each dollar spent on Wanna Get Away® Fares, 20 points (instead of ten) for each dollar spent on Anytime Fares, and 24 points (instead of 12) for each dollar spent on Business Select® Fares.  Rapid Rewards Members simply need to register for the promotion at the website below prior to travel between Feb. 4 and May 15, 2013, book a flight between Feb. 4 and May 15, 2013, and fly between Feb. 4 and May 15, 2013, to receive the additional points.

Source:- Southwest

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