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Southwest Airlines has resumed its operations to a variety of international destinations. The CEO Gary Kelly said "A cross-departmental team has been meeting weekly, since late-March, when international borders started closing. They monitor the countries that are ready to start welcoming visitors back – as these are primarily leisure destinations for us." They have criteria that they follow when trying to make these decisions:
They hope to continue reopening their international destinations since people want to fly still, even though they really shouldn't. The airline expects to start a new international service out of Phoenix in early October, and they plan on flying to all of their international destinations by early 2021.