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Southwest Airlines coming to Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Southwest Airlines announced on Friday that it is coming to Charlotte Douglas International Airport as part of its merger with AirTran Airways.

The nation's largest low-cost carrier says Charlotte is one of 22 Air Tran destinations that will be integrated into Southwest's route network, according to a press release from Southwest Airlines.

AirTran employees will convert gradually over the course of AirTran's integration into Southwest.

Charlotte passengers will be able to fly to Southwest's 72 destinations in 37 states.

The conversion over to Southwest in Charlotte will be made official on August 12 of this year.

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