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Southwest Airlines announces first international destinations

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Southwest Airlines began selling seats on the first-ever scheduled international flights flown by Southwest Airlines.

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Beginning July 1, 2014, Southwest Airlines will operate daily, nonstop flights between Atlanta and Aruba, and Montego Bay; Baltimore/Washington and Aruba, Nassau, and (twice daily) Montego Bay; and Orlando and (Saturday only) Aruba, and Montego Bay.

In this first phase of the Company's international conversion plan, wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways will continue service between Atlanta and Nassau, between Chicago Midway and Montego Bay, as well as flights to/from Cancun, Los Cabos, and Mexico City, Mexico, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

By the end of 2014, the carrier plans to complete the launch of Southwest Airlines service to the remaining four international destinations on the Company's network route map of 96 destinations in six countries. Both carriers' full flight schedules are now open for booking through Aug. 8, 2014.

The make-ready process for international service has involved nearly all of Southwest's 45,000 Employees to implement additional technologies, training, and compliance, to obtain operational and regulatory approvals, and to ready the People, planes, and policies unique to Southwest Airlines to serve Customers in new countries.

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