The final AirTran Airways-branded flight operated from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Tampa Bay International Airport Sunday, formally completing the 2011 Southwest Airlines-AirTran merger. Southwest acquired Orlando-based AirTran for $1.4 billion in cash and Southwest common stock in 2011 in a deal that brought together the world's largest low-cost carrier (LCC) with the third largest LCC in North America. AirTran was only about 25% of Southwest’s size, but ...

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