Southwest to Offer International Flights
At a news conference Monday, Southwest Airlines said it will begin to offer flights to international destinations and that its integration of AirTran Airways was in its final phase.
Southwest will offer flights to Aruba, the Bahamas, and Jamaica starting July 1, 2014.
The airline will offer nonstop flights linking Atlanta with Aruba and Montego Bay; Baltimore/Washington with Aruba, Nassau, and Montego Bay; and Orlando with Aruba and Montego Bay. The Baltimore/Washington-Montego Bay service will operate twice daily and the Orlando-Aruba flight will only operate on Saturdays.
For the time being, AirTran will continue to offer service between Atlanta and Nassau; Chicago Midway and Montego Bay; and flights to and from Cancun, Los Cabos, Mexico City in Mexico, and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Southwest plans to migrate these destinations to its network of routes by the end of 2014.
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