Southwest Airlines Cargo Wins Air Cargo Excellence Platinum Award for 2017

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Apr-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo earned one of the highest awards in the air cargo industry. Air Cargo World recently announced that Southwest Cargo® was awarded this year’s Air Cargo Excellence Platinum Award in the “up to 999,999 tonnes” category.

“I’m so grateful our valued Customers continue to recognize our Cargo, Ramp, and Operations folks, who are dedicated to delivering the highest level of Hospitality in the industry,” said Matt Buckley, Southwest’s Vice President of Cargo and Charters. “Our Customers know they can trust and rely on our Team to ensure their shipments are handled with care and delivered with the Customer Service they expect and deserve.”

The Air Cargo Excellence Awards are presented to carriers for their performance, customer service, value, and use of technology. This is the 13th consecutive year Southwest Airlines Cargo has been honored in the annual Air Cargo Excellence Survey.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CARGO
Southwest Airlines’ Relentlessly Reliable Employees offer Cargo Customers award-winning, expedited air cargo service to destinations across the map, including complimentary Road Feeder Service and interline destinations. With our extensive domestic network and over 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season, we have the flights you need to meet your shipping requirements. Learn more about how Southwest Cargo can help you with your shipping needs by visiting swacargo.com.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 53,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest proudly operates a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season. Service to both Grand Cayman and Cincinnati begins June 4, 2017.

Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent data, Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded. The Company operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world, the majority of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi providing gate-to-gate connectivity.  That connectivity enables Customers to use their personal devices to view video on-demand movies and television shows, as well as nearly 20 channels of free, live TV compliments of our valued Partners. Southwest created Transfarency®, a philosophy which treats Customers honestly and fairly, and in which low fares actually stay low. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer bags fly free®  to everyone (first and second checked pieces of luggage, size and weight limits apply, some airlines may allow free checked bags on select routes or for qualified circumstances), and there are no change fees, though fare differences might apply. The airline proudly unveiled a bold new look: Heart. A new logo, aircraft livery, interior design featuring a new seat and Flight Attendant galley, Employee-designed uniforms, and an updated airport experience all showcase the dedication of Southwest Employees who connect Customers with what’s important in their lives.

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “The Southwest Effect,” a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic whenever the carrier enters new markets. With 44 consecutive years of profitability, Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for a triple bottom line approach that contributes to the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities they serve, and an overall commitment to efficiency and the planet. The 2015 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at SouthwestOneReport.com.

Book Southwest Airlines’ low fares online at Southwest.com or by phone at 800-I-FLY-SWA.

 

SOURCE: Southwest Airlines Co.

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