The FAA approves Southwest’s acquisition plan of AirTran Airways

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has announced today the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (Washington) has accepted Southwest’s transition plan to combine the operations of Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways, following the financial close of its transaction to acquire AirTran. The acquisition is targeted for the second quarter of 2011.

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