Southwest Announces International Flights

DALLAS (January 27, 2014) Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. announced Monday it is expanding beyond the continental United States with flights beginning in July to the Caribbean.

The airline began selling tickets on Monday for flights to Aruba, the Bahamas and Jamaica.

The Southwest flights will start July 1 and operate from Atlanta, Baltimore and Orlando.

Southwest has been talking about going international for several years.

The 1980 Wright Amendment, which put limits on airlines including Southwest that fly out of Love Field in Dallas, expires in October, which means Southwest and other carriers can fly to any U.S. airport from Love.

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