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Southwest Airlines has constructed a 26,000-square-foot cargo facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which will open for business on Feb. 12. The launch of this facility coincides with Southwest's initiation of passenger service to Atlanta, a byproduct of the carrier's May 2011 acquisition of AirTran Airways.
Wally Devereaux, Southwest's director of sales and marketing, said that the carrier has high hopes for this facility. Calling Atlanta a "critical city" for Southwest Airlines Cargo, Devereaux anticipates operations taking off tremendously once the operations of Southwest and AirTran fully integrate.
"We expect our Atlanta cargo operation to be one of the largest in the Southwest Airlines system," Devereaux said.
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