CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Local

FAA Gives Final Approval For Southwest-AirTran Merger

View Comments
(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Jack Fink
Jack moved to Dallas after three years at WESH-TV, the NBC affil...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

625x352 thrill eng preview FAA Gives Final Approval For Southwest AirTran MergerWin A Trip To Disneyland!

82641739 10 FAA Gives Final Approval For Southwest AirTran MergerHottest Sunbathers Of The Summer

jennifer lopez 770 FAA Gives Final Approval For Southwest AirTran MergerJennifer Lopez's Bathtub Selfie

 alt=The New Wonder Woman

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

Fantasy_tile

VOTE: Best Coaches In American Sports

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Dallas-based Southwest Airlines announced Thursday morning that the FAA granted it a single operating certificate for both it and AirTran Airways. It is the FAA’s final approval for the merger of the two airlines.

While the airlines will be allowed to operate as one carrier, Southwest said that both it and AirTran will continue to operate separately. It will take several years, Southwest said, to integrate AirTran’s ticketing system.

AirTran has already pulled out of DFW International Airport, but continues to operate its own airport ticket counters, kiosks and planes in other cities nationwide.

Southwest Airlines spokesman Brad Hawkins said that the airline will completely fold AirTran into Southwest by 2015. That means all of AirTran’s planes will be painted in Southwest’s color scheme, and all AirTran flights and employees will operate under Southwest Airlines.

The carrier first announced the merger in September 2010.

Also Check Out:

View Comments