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AirTran's cargo now ships under Southwest's brand

By control on April 19, 2013

Southwest Airlines has begun shipping cargo on AirTran Airways under the Southwest Airlines Cargo brand.

The airlines successfully completed connectivity of the two networks earlier in 2013, opening up more destination options.

Southwest also introduced four new cargo destinations to its route map including Charlotte, N.C., Rochester, N.Y., and Richmond, Va. Beginning May 1, Southwest will serve San Juan, Puerto Rico.

“Connecting the Southwest and AirTran Networks opens up a number of opportunities for our cargo service to grow, offering new flights and significant increased capacity for our cargo customers,” Matt Buckley, Southwest Airlines vice president cargo & charters, said. “It’s a testament to the success of the AirTran acquisition, and we’re excited to offer expanded service to our existing customers and introduce our product to new ones.”

Cargo customers in Atlanta will see 90 additional flights available, including 22 new nonstop destinations. Many other markets will receive new service as well.

Customers can track their shipments on Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways though swacargo.com or by using Southwest’s GPS tracking device, Cargo Companion.