Southwest Airlines (Dallas) has long bypassed the fortress hub of Atlanta. With the acquisition of AirTran Airways, the move to ATL became a nature move. Southwest landed its first revenue flight at the world’s busiest airport on February 11, 2012.
The first flight was greeted by employees of Southwest Airlines who celebrated the milestone in a LUV-themed ceremony featuring congratulations from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Aviation General Manager Louis Miller, and a cadre of excited Southwest customers and airport employees.
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