Southwest Airlines and its AirTran subsidiary are adding new routes next year including additional foreign destinations.
Southwest Airlines will begin service to Atlanta in February. Atlanta is the biggest U.S. city not currently served by the Dallas-based airline.
Airlines have started rolling back fare increases. Passengers are likely to pay the same prices even though ticket taxes are being collected again.
Southwest Airlines boosted its profit with higher fares and more traffic, but fuel costs soared a stunning 64 percent higher than a year ago.
Federal regulators want to fine AirTran Airways $250,000 for failing to properly repair or test a key sensor on a plane that was struck by lightning.
Southwest Airlines has closed its purchase of AirTran Airways. For travelers, nothing much changes right away.
U.S. antitrust regulators cleared the way for Southwest’s purchase of AirTran, saying the combination isn’t likely to hurt competition.
By the thinnest of margins, Southwest Airlines Co. made money in the first quarter despite higher fuel prices.
AirTran Airways shareholders voted Wednesday to sell the discount airline to bigger rival Southwest for $1.4 billion.