Spirit Magazine - May 2013 - (Page 142)

LUV Has Landed Southwest Airlines touches down in several exciting new markets in 2013. From the Great Lakes to the Great Plains, and from coastal New England all the way to the Caribbean Sea, Southwest Airlines’ route map is expanding to provide a wide array of destinations for travelers, with eight cities already plugged in or poised to welcome the arrival of the LUVAirline. On March 10, Southwest launched new daily service between Branson, Missouri, and Chicago (Midway), Dallas Love Field, and Houston (Hobby), plus Saturday-only service to Orlando, Florida. Then, on April 14, Southwest embarked on a new path with the first flights linking the Caribbean to the Southwest route network. Service to San Juan, Puerto Rico, headlined the record-breaking list of five new cities that opened on that date. The others: Charlotte, North Carolina; 142 SPIRIT MAY 2013 PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN M. KELLER Spotlight FLYING COLORS Southwest Customers can visit Castillo de San Cristóbal, an old Spanish fort from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s colonial days. Flint, Michigan; Portland, Maine; and Rochester, New York. This summer, Southwest will add a new state to the list of those enjoying the airline’s Legendary Customer Service when Wichita, Kansas, becomes a Southwest city on June 2, with new nonstop service to Chicago (Midway), Dallas Love Field, and Las Vegas. Michigan wins big as Grand Rapids becomes the third Southwest destination in the state on August 11, with nonstop service to Baltimore/Washington, Denver, Orlando, and St. Louis, plus Saturday-only service to Tampa Bay, Florida. There’s also brand new nonstop service between Atlanta and San Diego; Des Moines, Iowa, and Las Vegas; Jacksonville, Florida, and Chicago (Midway); and Nashville, Tennessee, and Pittsburgh. Additionally, Southwest and AirTran Airways are expanding service between our near-international destinations and our domestic cities. Some of those new international routes (now available for sale at airtran.com) include nonstop AirTran service between Los Cabos, Mexico, and both Denver and Austin. This summer, AirTran also is growing at Chicago (Midway), with new nonstop flights to both Montego Bay, Jamaica, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. And there’s newly scheduled service between Baltimore/ Washington and Punta Cana. “Gary’s Greeting,” on page 12, outlines the hard work underway to offer more itineraries among the 97 destinations served by both Southwest and our wholly owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways. The integration of the two carriers is on track to be completed by the end of 2014. The Southwest route map turns 43 on June 18, and it’s never been a more dynamic space for new options in a growing list of destinations for Southwest Customers. —Brad Hawkins http://www.airtran.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spirit Magazine - May 2013

Spirit Magazine - May 2013
Gary’s Greeting
Gary’s Greeting en Español
Star of the Month
Freedom Story
From the Editor
Your Words
Your Pictures
Media Center
Eat Drink Sleep
Break out of the martini mold
Get cozy in Colorado
The Numbers
Watch your back for ninjas
Discover a secret strength
Learn a key to longevity
Wise Guide
Think like a lady
Pick up a trick from Penn Jillette
Cross time zones with confidence
The Great American Vacation
Plan your next great escape
The Summer Wins
Dear Matthew, Joshua, & Noah...
Your Adventure In Orlando
Life Adventure In Orlando
Promotional Series: Spirit of California
Promotional Series: Spirit of New Mexico
Make a May flower
Community Outreach
Route Map
Terminal Maps
Rapid Rewards Partners
Flight Service
The “If” List

Spirit Magazine - May 2013