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Did southwest merge with another airline?

Did southwest merge with another airline?

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that it has closed on its purchase of all of the outstanding common stock of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), the former parent company of AirTran Airways (AirTran).

Is southwest part of American Airlines?

Southwest Airlines Co., American airline founded by Herbert Kelleher and Rollin King in 1966 and incorporated in 1967 as Air Southwest Company. The current name was adopted in 1971. The company features low-fare, no-frills air service with frequent flights of mostly short routes.

When did US Air merge with West?

September 27, 2005
America West CEO Doug Parker became CEO of the merged company. The merger was completed on September 27, 2005. A merger of the two airlines’ FAA operating certificates occurred on September 25, 2007 (the US Airways certificate survived), ending the 24-year history of the America West Airlines name.

Who currently owns Southwest Airlines?

Southwest Airlines

Headquarters Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Key people Bob Jordan (CEO) Gary Kelly (Chairman) Mike Van de Ven (President & COO)
Founders Herb Kelleher Rollin King
Revenue US$15.790 billion (2021)

Did America West buy American Airlines?

At the time of its acquisition of US Airways, America West had the unique distinction of being the only post-deregulation U.S. airline still operating under its original operating certificate….America West Airlines.

Destinations 95
Parent company America West Holdings (now known as American Airlines Group)

What airlines merged with American?

US Airways and American Airlines are joining forces in an $11 billion deal to create the world’s largest airline.

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