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Smile! Southwest is Going International!

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Pack up your sunscreen and don’t forget your sunglasses–Southwest Airlines is now flying international!  Today marks a huge milestone in Southwest’s international future as we launch inaugural nonstop service to three Caribbean locations: Oranjestad, Aruba (AUA); Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ); and Nassau, The Bahamas (NAS).


A momentous occasion like this wouldn’t be complete without a proper Southwest sendoff.  Our Customers and Employees at Baltimore/Washington International Airport enjoyed traditional steel drum music, tropical smoothies, and festive decor.  Of course, we treated our inaugural international Customers to a few special goodies.  How could we call ourselves the Fun-LUVing airline if we sent them off to paradise without commemorative snorkel gear and beach balls? Thousands of our Employees have had a hand in launching our international service to bring our convenient and affordable way of air travel to the world and broaden the horizon for more than 100 million Customers who fly with us every year.  It’s time to take our Friendly Customer Service and Low Costs beyond the U.S. border and onto foreign sand. Welcome aboard, and welcome abroad!