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AirTran to begin nonstop service from BWI to Aruba

AirTran

Airways announced this week that it will offer nonstop weekend flights between

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BWI Marshall

Airport and Aruba starting December 17.

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According to BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean, the Saturday and Sunday service is the first new international route launched by AirTran since it became a subsidiary of

Southwest Airlines

.

Dean noted in a statement that with the new service, Aruba becomes the sixth nonstop international or Caribbean destination offered by AirTran from BWI, after Bermuda; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Cancun, Mexico; Nassau, Bahamas; and San Juan,

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Puerto Rico
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.

One-way fares will start at $159, the statement said.

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