As of now, December 28 will be the final flight for AirTran, as after that things will finally be fully integrated with Southwest. The final flight will be AirTran Airways flight number 1, and it fly between Atlanta and Tampa—just like the carrier’s very first flight way back in 1993 during the ValuJet days.
To put this merger in perspective, the carriers started to shack up back in 2011, as that’s when Southwest wrote an oversized check for around $1.4 billion. It’s been a long time coming, and we’re always a little sad to see an airline go to the big hangar into the sky, but we wish the new Southwest all the best.
[Photos: Aero Icarus]