Southwest Airlines and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways announced an extension of flight schedules for travel through Nov. 1, 2013. In extending both carriers’ bookable inventory, Southwest introduced four new nonstop routes, including the first Southwest service from Des Moines to the West through Las Vegas, and the return of seasonal service in three markets.
Southwest also announced new service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and San Juan, a conversion from AirTran service in the market, beginning Sep. 29, 2013.
Southwest begins its initial service in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 14 with nonstop service between both Tampa Bay and Orlando.
AirTran introduces additional seasonal flying to and from Florida.
To celebrate the new service, Southwest announced introductory one-way fares between Atlanta and San Diego, Nashville and Pittsburgh, Des Moines and Las Vegas, and Jacksonville and Chicago, available through Mar. 17, 2013, for travel between Sept. 27, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2013, and between Fort Lauderdale and San Juan, available today through Apr. 14, 2013, for travel between Sept. 29, 2013, and Oct. 31, 2013.