Monday, May 6, 2013

Hayward to Hold Press Conference for Something He had NOTHING to do With

Southwest is transitioning its Air Tran service to Southwest service eliminating the direct head to head competition with Delta for the Atlanta bound traffic.

Here is the Southwest Press Release

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and its wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways confirmed today, Jan. 20, 2012, the intent to convert AirTran Airways operations at 22 domestic and international airports to Southwest operations over time.


The 22 AirTran airports that will continue to operate and will eventually join the Southwest route map include: Flint, Mich. (FNT); Rochester, N.Y. (ROC); Pensacola, Fla. (PNS); Charlotte, N.C. (CLT); Dayton, Ohio (DAY); Richmond, Va. (RIC); Key West, Fla. (EYW); Washington, D.C. (DCA); Memphis, Tenn. (MEM); Akron-Canton, Ohio (CAK); Wichita, Kan. (ICT); Des Moines, Iowa (DSM); Branson, Mo. (BKG); Portland, Maine (PWM); Grand Rapids, Mich. (GRR); Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ); Cancun, Mexico (CUN); Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ); Aruba (AUA); San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU); Bermuda (BDA); and Nassau, Bahamas (NAS). AirTran service and Employees at these airports are planned to convert to Southwest gradually over the course of AirTran's integration into Southwest. The airlines earlier announced that AirTran will begin serving Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) on May 24, 2012, and San Jose Cabo, Mexico (SJD) on June 3, 2012. Those destinations also will convert to Southwest over time. Of the 69 cities AirTran served when Southwest acquired it on May 2, 2011, 53 cities are planned to convert to full Southwest Airlines service.

Is it a win for Hayward for the 21 other destinations being converted from Air Tran to Southwest.
I'm sure his lobbying was the reason for Pensacola being CONVERTED!

The Mayor may next take credit for the sun coming up.

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