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FAA issues Single Operating Certificate to Southwest Airlines and AirTran

2-Mar-2012 11:17 AM

Southwest Airlines and its wholly-owned subsidiary AirTran announced (01-Mar-2012) the carriers received approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a Single Operating Certificate (SOC). However, the carriers stated the process of a full integration of the AirTran fleet into the Southwest fleet is not complete and the transition to a single ticketing system is a large and complex process that will take several years to complete. [more - original PR]