Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pensacola getting Southwest

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pensacola International Airport's Air Tran will be converting to Southwest Airlines. The change will occur over the next several months. Southwest bought AirTran in May, and there has been a lot of anticipation about what will happen in markets served by AirTran. Pensacola's airport is among 22 non-Southwest destinations that the company will keep. A half dozen other cities will see service end. Pensacola had been trying to get Southwest for years, including several years ago when the airliner chose Panama City over Pensacola. (Sources: Pensacola News Journal, WEAR-TV, 01/20/12) Southwest also serves New Orleans.