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March 03, 2014

Southwest is heading south of the border with flights to Mexico

Wright Amendment one year away 27[2]Southwest Airlines announced flights to Mexico as part of its integration of its AirTran Airways subsidiary.

The new flights will start on August 10 with daily nonstop service between Cancun and Atlanta and Baltimore. It will also operate daily flights between Los Cabos and Orange County, California. The Dallas-based carrier also announced Saturday-only flights between Cancun and Milwaukee and the Bahamas and Atlanta.

Southwest said it will also begin daily flights between Denver and Cancun on October 7 with Saturday-only flights between Denver and Los Cabos starting on October 11.

Earlier this year, Southwest had announced its first international destinations of Aruba, the Bahamas and Montego Bay. They were the first routes that Southwest transitioned from AirTran Airways, the airline it purchased in May 2011.

-Andrea Ahles

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