AirTran Airways will begin operating both routes this spring and will operate four round-trips a week on each of the two routes.

Southwest Airlines has begun offering for sale new non-stop services to be operated by its subsidiary AirTran Airways and linking Chicago Midway Airport with Montego Bay in Jamaica and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

AirTran Airways will begin operating both routes this spring and will operate four round-trips a week on each of the two routes.


AirTran Airways has a sizable fleet of Boeing 737-700s but these are being absorbed into Southwest Airlines’ fleet following Southwest’s purchase and gradual operational incorporation of AirTran. This AirTran 737-700 is photographed at Baltimore/Washington International Airport

 

The flights are now available for purchase at www.airtran.com, subject to Southwest and AirTran receiving the required governmental approvals.

“These new international markets make sense for our Chicagoland customers as we approach connecting the Southwest and AirTran route networks in the coming months,” says Bob Jordan, Southwest Airlines’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer and AirTran Airways’ president.

“AirTran and Southwest serve more than 60 destinations nonstop from Chicago and these additions open up new international options for those customers,” adds Jordan.

AirTran Airways’ non-stop flights between Chicago Midway Airport (IATA code MDW) and Montego Bay Sangster International Airport (MBJ) begin on Sunday, April 14 and will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

The carrier’s non-stop flights between Chicago Midway Airport and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) begin on Sunday, May 19 and will operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

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