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.
The airline flies from Philadelphia International Airport to cities including Denver, St. Louis, Atlanta, Chicago (Midway), Las Vegas, Phoenix and various airports in Florida. In total the 42-year-old airline, which also owns Airtran, operates around 3,700 daily flights and employs more than 45,000 people.
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