Southwest Airlines democratized the sky from our first flights more than four decades ago," said Southwest chairman and CEO Gary Kelly. "Today's milestone enables us to reach new territory, new Customers, and build upon a four decade foundation of doing right by the travelers who trust our value and our People."

Southwest Announces First International Flights

Alas, there are none from Love Field. YET. (Pesky Wright Amendment.) News came out this morning:

Beginning July 1, Southwest Airlines will operate daily, nonstop flights between:

  • Atlanta and Aruba, and Montego Bay
  • Baltimore/Washington and Aruba, Nassau, and (twice daily) Montego Bay
  • Orlando and (Saturday only) Aruba, and Montego Bay

“Southwest Airlines democratized the sky from our first flights more than four decades ago,” said Southwest chairman and CEO Gary Kelly. “Today’s milestone enables us to reach new territory, new Customers, and build upon a four decade foundation of doing right by the travelers who trust our value and our People.”

I’m not entirely sure why Southwest capitalized “customers” and “people,” other than to say “WE VALUE YOU PLEASE FLY WITH US.”

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