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CODESHARE JUST GOT A LOT BIGGER!

Bill Employee
Employee

This weekend, Southwest and AirTran took a giant leap forward toward fully connecting our two route networks!  Effective for travel beginning Sunday, March 10th, Southwest and AirTran are now selling shared itineraries between the following 39 cities:

Albany

Atlanta

Austin

Baltimore/Washington

Boston

Buffalo

Cancun

Charlotte

Dayton

Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Myers

Grand Rapids

Hartford/Springfield

Islip

Jacksonville

Louisville

Manchester

Mexico City

Montego Bay

Nassau

New York/LaGuardia

Norfolk

Oakland

Orange County

Orlando

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Providence

Raleigh/Durham

Rochester

Sacramento

San Antonio

San Francisco

San Jose Del Cabo

San Jose, CA

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Tampa Bay

Washington/Reagan National

West Palm Beach

Southwest will market domestic nonstops and connections between any of these cities even if travel is entirely aboard AirTran flights.  These Southwest-marketed, AirTran-operated flights will be clearly identified as “operated by AirTran” but you can easily identify the SWA-marketed/AirTran-operated flights by their flight numbers, as they’ll be numbered in the 5001-6999 range (essentially, take the AirTran operating flight number and add 5000 to it).

AirTran is selling domestic and international shared itineraries between the same 39 cities in which travel begins or ends on a Southwest Airlines leg.  In AirTran distribution channels, you’ll see the AirTran-marketed, Southwest-operated flights with AirTran code in the flight number range 2001-6999 (take the Southwest operating flight number and add 2000) and will carry a notation that they’re operated by Southwest.

This HUGE advancement means that we’ll be able to sell nearly 17,000 additional itineraries every week, and that’s just the start.  The next phase of codeshare roll-out will be even bigger, and we all know what that means—even more destinations and itinerary options for you, our Customers.  Enjoy—and have a great week!

Visual learner?  Check this video out to see network connectivity in action.

2 Comments
user47
New Arrival
Excellent news! I know what an extreme amount of time and money it takes to integrate systems, and I appreciate the investment you've made to expand service for both sets of customers. While the ROI may not be immediately (or ever) realized since FL will eventually be retired, the investment you've made in customer satisfaction rings true. Excellent handling of the integration, my hat is off to you.
bshank
Not applicable
When trying to search these routes on southwest.com, it keeps trying to send me over to the AirTran website. Have you tested this?