Top News on AirTran Airways

  • Southwest inaugurates international service


    Southwest Airlines’ first international flights take off today, kicking off the carrier’s next round of expansion beyond the borders of the USA.


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  • PICTURE: Southwest unveils new livery


    ​Southwest Airlines has unveiled a new livery and branding, months ahead of the completion of its integration with...


  • USA and Mexico in talks to liberalise air services


    ​The USA and Mexico are in talks to liberalise their bilateral air service agreement that would allow more carriers to...


  • Southwest inaugurates international service


    Southwest Airlines’ first international flights take off today, kicking off the carrier’s next round of expansion...


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  • John Kirby named Alaska’s head of capacity planning

    News | 12 Jan 2015 20:02 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    ​Former Southwest Airlines executive John Kirby is Alaska Airlines’ new vice-president of capacity planning, the Seattle-based carrier announces.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/John-Kirby-named-Alaskas-head-of-capacity-planning-407814/
  • ANALYSIS: Quiet year for airline failures in 2014

    News | 02 Jan 2015 15:54 | Graham Dunn

    After the many airline casualties of recent years – and despite the financial grip tightening on several carriers – 2014 was a year with relatively few high-profile airline failures.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Quiet-year-for-airline-failures-in-2014-407502/
  • AirTran operates last flight under Southwest

    News | 29 Dec 2014 14:50 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    Southwest Airlines has phased out the AirTran Airways brand, more than three years after closing on the acquisition of the airline.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AirTran-operates-last-flight-under-Southwest-407497/
  • Alaska benefits from capacity cuts at Seattle as Delta expands

    News | 21 Nov 2014 20:12 | Jon Hemmerdinger

    Although Alaska Airlines faces considerable more competition from Delta Air Lines in Seattle these days, Delta’s growth has come as other carriers have cut service to the city.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Alaska-benefits-from-capacity-cuts-at-Seattle-as-Delta-expands-406378/
  • Southwest aims for 20% ROIC in 2015

    News | 10 Nov 2014 21:25 | Ghim-Lay Yeo

    ​Southwest Airlines plans to achieve a pre-tax return on invested capital (ROIC) of 20% in 2015, matching its expected performance for the metric this year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Southwest-aims-for-20-ROIC-in-2015-405869/
  • Southwest launches $300m unsecured issue

    News | 03 Nov 2014 17:59 | Edward Russell

    ​Southwest Airlines has launched $300 million in senior unsecured notes, rating agency releases show.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Southwest-launches-300m-unsecured-issue-405568/