[PHOTOS] Southwest Airlines Starts Atlanta Service

The first scheduled Southwest Airlines flight takes off from Atlanta this AM, bound for Chicago-Midway.

We reported yesterday on Southwest Airlines’ arrival in the ATL, and they’ve just sent off the first commercially scheduled flight from Atlanta. Southwest 439 is a Boeing 737-300 headed to Chicago-Midway Airport.

We’ve also got pictures of the festivities yesterday as the first canyon blue aircraft touched down as a positioning flight for today’s festivities. Click here to view photos from yesterday’s arrival.

H/T to @briadavi on Twitter for the pic of the first departure.