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DALLAS, TX -- Dallas based Southwest Airlines will fly to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the carrier completes its acquisition of low-cost carrier AirTran Airways, which currently serves the airport.

Southwest said Friday it will convert 22 AirTran cities, including Charlotte, Richmond, Washington, D.C. and Cancun, Mexico, to Southwest destinations.

Southwest has previously said it will discontinue AirTran's service to Asheville. The carrier also said it will stop flying to six AirTran markets in August.

The markets being cut by Southwest are: Allentown, Pa., Lexington, Ky., Harrisburg, Pa., Sarasota, Fla., Huntsville, Ala., and White Plains, N.Y.

In total, Southwest has said that it plans to keep flying to 53 out of AirTran's 69 destinations. Southwest acquired AirTran last year for $1.4 billion.

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