Southwest Airlines will start service to Montego Bay in Jamaica, Nassau in the Bahamas and Aruba from July 1, marking the launch of international operations for the low-cost carrier (LCC) that has long focused on the US domestic market. The three Caribbean destinations will be converted from AirTran Airways to Southwest-branded flying as the Dallas-based airline continues the integration process following its acquisition of AirTran in 2011. Southwest plans to retire the AirTran brand ...

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