By Keith Laing - 01/28/14 09:44 AM EST
Southwest Airlines will begin flying its first international flights in July, the company announced this week.
The flights, to destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico, are currently being operated by Southwest’s subsidiary airline, AirTran Airways.
The companies said the switching of the branding on its international flights is a major step in their 2011 merger.
The new Southwest international flights will operate between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Orlando International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Aruba and Montego Bay.
Additional flights will be offered from Baltimore to Nassau, Bahamas.