Southwest Airlines stated it intends an "orderly and reasonable schedule" for ending services at Dallas/Fort Worth International, the only one of AirTran's destinations that Southwest plans to drop following the carriers' merger (USA Today, 29-Apr-2011). The carrier will maintain operations to Dallas Love Field.
Southwest Airlines: "We have said we will not serve DFW indefinitely. We're still working on the specific timing but in any event, we will take care of customers. AirTran customers holding a DFW reservation should continue with their travel plans. It is our intent to put into motion an orderly and reasonable schedule for relocating to Love Field, with appropriate notices and accommodations for customers so that they have adequate time to adjust their travel plans," Brandy King, spokeswoman. Source: USA Today, 29-Apr-2011.