Southwest Airlines Launches Nationwide Fare Sale

Airline Reduces Travel Fares as Low as $59 One-Way

DALLAS – 2012-08-14 — / —Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is lowering fall fares! The airline announced today a fare sale offering Customers air fares starting as low as $59 one-way to select destinations nationwide (see fare rules below). These low fares are available for purchase only at or today through Aug. 24, 2012, 11:59 p.m. PT. The fares are available for travel every day of the week except Sundays, between Aug. 24, 2012, and Feb. 13, 2013 (blackout dates apply). To see the list of markets and prices, and to take advantage of these special fares, visit

Examples of fares* include (see Additional Fare Rules below):

  • $59 one-way between Boston and Baltimore/Washington
  • $69 one-way between Los Angeles and Tucson
  • $69 one-way between Chicago Midway and Akron/Canton
  • $109 one-way between Denver and Chicago Midway


In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers by providing a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Including wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways, the Company now serves 97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, six near-international countries, and employs more than 46,000 People. Visit to read the Southwest Airlines One Report™ and see how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen while underscoring a commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines, one of the most honored airlines in the world, is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day and serves the communities around 76 airports in Southwest’s network of domestic destinations. To book a flight, visit

AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., has been ranked the top airline in the Airline Quality Rating study three times in the past five years. AirTran offers coast-to-coast and near-international service with nearly 700 flights a day on North America’s newest all-Boeing fleet. The airline’s low-cost, high-quality product also includes assigned seating and Business Class. To book a flight, visit


Fares are available only on and and can be purchased today through Aug. 24, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Travel must take place between Aug. 24, 2012, and Feb. 13, 2013. Fares are valid for travel every day except Sundays. Blackout dates include Nov. 16 through Nov. 21, Nov. 23 through Nov. 26, Dec. 20 through Dec. 23, and Dec. 26 through Jan. 2, 2013. Offer is unavailable for travel to or from Dayton, Washington D.C. (Dulles), Washington D.C. (Reagan National), and Key West. Seats are limited. Fares may vary by destinations, flight, and day of week and won’t be available on some flights that operate during very busy travel times and holiday periods. Fares are available for one-way travel. Fares may be combined with other Southwest combinable fares, except Senior Fares. When combining fares, the most restrictive fare rules apply. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied, if unused, toward the purchase of future travel on Southwest Airlines. Fares are not available through the Group Desk. Any change in the itinerary may result in an increase in fare. Standby travel requires an upgrade to the Anytime fare. Fares are subject to change until ticketed. Fares are valid on published, scheduled service only.

* Government-imposed taxes and fees are now included in the advertised fare. To comply with new government regulations, all airlines must include government-imposed taxes and fees in advertised air fares.

SOURCE Southwest Airlines