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Southwest Airlines Will Start Flying International To The Caribbean This Summer

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A Southwest Airlines jet plane lands at Love Field Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Dallas. Southwest Airlines plans to start nonstop flights between Dallas and New York and 14 other cities this fall, when federal limits on the airline's home airport end. (AP Photo/LM Otero) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. 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.

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