Air- Southwest to offer international flights – FOX 10 News |

Posted: January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized



You are now free to roam about the world: Southwest Airlines is going international. Its first stops? Tropical!

The airline is spreading its wings beyond our borders and will fly to Aruba, Jamaica and the Bahamas.

Southwest made the big announcement in Dallas.

Daily non-stop flights start heading for paradise on July 1, but tickets went on sale Monday.

If you plan to fly to one of these new destinations, you\’ll first have to fly into Atlanta or Baltimore because they\’re the only airports offering the daily non-stop flights to the Caribbean.

Orlando will offer the flights on Saturdays only.

This is the first phase of Southwest\’s international expansion plan.

In 2011, they bought Airtran Airways and Southwest isn\’t done yet.

\”Over the coming months we\’ll continue to announce additional new international service on Southwest airlines. We\’ll continue this phased rollout of connecting our domestic market network into our international portfolio of destinations,\” said Southwest CEO Gary Kelly.

By the end of the year, Southwest will take over all of Airtran\’s international flights, which includes 96 destinations in six countries.

The cost of these new flights? A one way ticket costs anywhere between $200 to $500.

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