Atlanta could grow into the largest operation in Southwest Airlines’ system nationwide after the carrier completes its proposed acquisition of AirTran Airways, AJC staffer Kelly Yamanouchi is reporting.
Bob Jordan, Southwest’s executive vice president of strategy and planning, said he thinks Southwest could eventually have “well more than the 202” daily flights AirTran operates out of Atlanta now, Yamanouchi writes.
Dallas-based Southwest last month announced its deal to acquire Orlando-based AirTran, which has its largest hub in Atlanta.
“It could turn out to be that Atlanta is the largest city in the Southwest network in a reasonable amount of time,” Jordan said Thursday at a media conference in Dallas.
Las Vegas is now Southwest’s biggest city, with 224 daily flights, Yamanouchi reports.
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