Southwest Airlines, which has confirmed that its acquisition of AirTran likely will close May 2, said Bob Jordan, executive vice president of strategy and planning, will be named president of AirTran. Jordan will help guide AirTran through its integration. "We anticipate that all necessary regulatory approvals will be obtained by that date. We look forward to that milestone day, first and foremost, so that we can begin the exciting work to integrate AirTran into Southwest, and welcome the AirTran crew members fully into the Southwest family," said Gary Kelly, chairman of Southwest.

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