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Southwest Airlines buys Airtran Airways

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Southwest Airlines is about to get 25% larger when it completes its $1.4 billion purchase of competitor Airtran Airways.

Southwest will add thousands of employees, aircraft and additional service to more cities.

For the first time in its history, Southwest will also fly outside the U.S., now traveling to the Bahamas, Cancun and Aruba.

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