Southwest Airlines® marks 10th year of its Medical Transportation Grant Program with donation of 10,000 roundtrip flights in 2017

In celebration of milestone anniversary, airline partners with Musicians On Call to bring healing power of music to patients receiving medical treatment DALLAS, Texas, 2017-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that 75 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations across the nation will benefit from the Southwest Airlines® Medical Transportation Grant… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 16, 2017) was named to FORTUNE’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. Southwest ranks #8, and is the only commercial airline among the Top 10. This is Southwest’s 23rd consecutive year on the list. “We are an admired Company because… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines adds sparkling wine to its onboard offerings

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced the addition of sparkling wine to the carrier’s onboard offerings, just in time for Valentine’s Day. In line with pricing for its current premium beverage assortment (spirits, beer, and wine), Customers 21 years or older may purchase sparkling wine for $5… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines names Thomas M. Nealon as President and Michael G. Van de Ven as Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gary C. Kelly today announced changes to the Company’s executive Leadership ranks with Thomas M. Nealon named as President and Michael G. Van de Ven named as the airline’s Chief Operating Officer. These changes are effective immediately. In… Read the full press release

Port of Oakland welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport

New summer service answers the call for nonstop flights to OAK’s top unserved market Oakland, CA, 2017-Jan-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Together with Southwest Airlines, officials at the Port of Oakland announced today that effective June 4th, 2017 the carrier will commence daily nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines starts service to Havana, Cuba

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 12, 2016) began service to the carrier’s 100th city, Havana, Cuba, with inaugural celebration on flights departing two U.S. gateway airports, Tampa International and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International. Southwest Employees and Executive Leaders joined Customers in traveling aboard the first-ever Southwest flights… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the second year in a row

DALALS, TX, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today it has been recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality” after receiving a rating of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This is Southwest’s second consecutive year with a… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines inaugurates service between South Florida and Cuba

DALLAS, 2016-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (November 13 2016) inaugurated service between South Florida and Cuba with the scheduled 11:00 a.m. EST departure of Southwest Flight 3914 to Varadero (VRA) from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). 143 Passengers and a Crew of five Southwest Employees donned Cuban-style hats… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Kansas City, MO, 2016-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines announced today that it will begin nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) in Austin, Texas, on March 13, 2017 with one daily nonstop flight. The service will be operated with Boeing 737 aircraft. Ranked by daily passengers,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces the promotion of Reid Grandle to VP Corporate Strategy

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced that Reid Grandle, Senior Director in the Corporate Strategy Department, has been promoted to Vice President Corporate Strategy, succeeding Mike Delehant, who recently left Southwest Airlines to pursue a role with a European airline. Since joining SWA in 2002, Delehant has… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reaches Agreement in Principle with its Facilities Maintenance Technicians

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Sep-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that negotiators have reached an Agreement in Principle for the Company’s Facilities Maintenance Technicians. Terms of the five-year deal include a complete set of work rules, a wage scale, and a ratification bonus. If ratified, the agreement would become the group’s… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces retirement of its SVP Labor Relations Randy Babbitt after 50 years

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that Randy Babbitt, Senior Vice President of Labor Relations, is retiring after 50 years in the commercial aviation industry. Babbitt joined Southwest in 2012 and has spent the last four years leading the carrier’s Labor Relations Team. “We wish Randy all… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reported its June, second quarter, and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today reported its June, second quarter, and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics. The Company flew 11.5 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in June 2016, an increase of 6.8 percent from the 10.8 billion RPMs flown in June 2015. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines extends its bookable flight schedule from Jan. 5 through March 8, 2017

Book flights now at Southwest.com for travel through March 8, 2017 DALLAS, TX, 2016-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today extended the carrier’s bookable flight schedule from Jan. 5 through March 8, 2017, with new options for travelers seeking snow or sun during the deep winter months. In celebration of two… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines gets U.S. DoT approval to serve Havana, Cuba from Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa Bay

Daily flights expected to begin in 2016 from Ft. Lauderdale to three Cuban cities: Havana, Varadero, and Santa Clara, along with daily nonstop service from Tampa to Havana DALLAS, Texas, 2016-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today welcomed news from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that the carrier has been… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to start service between Kansas City International Airport and San Antonio International Airport on November 6, 2016

Kansas City, MO, 2016-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines announced today it will begin service between Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and San Antonio International Airport (SAT) on November 6, 2016 with one daily nonstop flight. The service will be operated with Boeing 737 aircraft. Tickets are available for purchase at Southwest.com. Ranked by… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches daily service between BWI Marshall and Mineta San Jose International Airport from November 6

Nonstop Flights to San Jose, CA Starting in November 2016 Baltimore, MD, 2016-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines announced its November 2016 schedule update today, including new nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and San Jose, CA. The daily transcontinental service between BWI Marshall and Mineta San Jose International Airport is… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines applies for new international service between Los Angeles and Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and San Jose del Cabo/Los Cabos

DALLAS, 2016-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today extended its bookable flight schedule from early November through Jan. 4, 2017, offering new nonstop service options through Southwest.com for Customers flying Southwest® in every time zone of the continental U.S.  The new routes were published a day after Southwest Airlines Chairman, President… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines listed amongst the 2016 Most Valuable Employers for Military® as named by CivilianJobs.com

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2016-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is among the 2016 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® as named by CivilianJobs.com. The MVE winners list helps veterans and job-seekers with military experience identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. “We’re honored to be a Most Valuable Employer for Military, and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ loyalty program Rapid Rewards® named Program of the Year for the Americas by the Freddie Awards

DALLAS, 2016-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) loyalty program, Rapid Rewards®, has been named Program of the Year for the Americas by the Freddie Awards, one of the most prestigious honors for loyalty programs in the travel industry. Rapid Rewards was also recognized as Best Customer Service at Inside Flyer magazine’s… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to start new nonstop service from Oakland International Airport to Long Beach (LGB) beginning June 5

Flights Surge in Bay to Basin Corridor by Way of OAK Oakland, CA, 2016-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — As it welcomes the former Long Beach Airport Director, Bryant Francis, to take its helm, Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces that service to Long Beach (LGB) will increase to include four new peak daily nonstops on Southwest. … Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces new service linking Long Beach Airport and Oakland starting June 5, 2016

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced new service linking Long Beach Airport (LGB) and Oakland with four flights a day in each direction beginning Sunday, June 5, 2016.  Southwest® announced the news aboard the iconic RMS Queen Mary with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and other representatives of Long Beach government, business, and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines ranked #13 of the 500 companies on Forbes’ List of Best Employers for 2016

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co.®(NYSE: LUV) announced today that it ranked #13 of the 500 companies on Forbes’ List of Best Employers for 2016. This is the second year of the Forbes’ List of Best Employers, with Southwest® moving up from 18 in 2015. “This ranking is really a recognition… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines plans to bring more low-fare service to Greater Los Angeles by adding new service at Long Beach Airport

California’s largest carrier of air travelers files slot application to add service at fifth airport in L.A. Basin Dallas, TX, 2016-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today confirmed its interest and application to bring more low-fare service to Greater Los Angeles by adding new Southwest® service in 2016 at Long Beach… Read the full press release

Grace D. Lieblein becomes Southwest Airlines Board member

DALLAS, TX, 2016-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has appointed Grace D. Lieblein as a member of the Board. Lieblein most recently served as Vice President, Global Quality for General Motors (GM), and has more than 20 years of experience in senior executive positions in the Automotive… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines updates its iOS® mobile app

Express booking feature to provide Customers convenience to low fares and more DALLAS, TX, 2016-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today released an update to its iOS® mobile app available now in Apple®’s App Store for iPhone®. Today’s release introduces an all-new app with a faster and more streamlined interface, providing… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines appoints Tom Nealon as Executive VP Strategy & Innovation effective January 2016

Senior Executive Joins Airline after Resignation from Southwest Board of Directors DALLAS, 2015-11-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today announced that Tom Nealon will join Southwest Airlines in January 2016 as Executive Vice President Strategy & Innovation. Until recently, Nealon served Southwest as a member of its Board of Directors. He… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches twice-daily, nonstop service from Baltimore/Washington to Minneapolis/St. Paul

DALLAS, 2015-11-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is bringing not one, but two daily flights from Baltimore/Washington to Minneapolis/St. Paul. The new, twice-daily, nonstop service begins on April 12, 2016, with fares as low as $79 one-way. Purchase Nov.9 through Nov. 19, 2015, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of… Read the full press release

The third annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk is Sunday, September 13; Registration open through September 10

CHICAGO, 2015-8-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Attention runners, walkers and aviation enthusiasts — the third annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk is Sunday, September 13. Registration is open through September 10 by visiting www.sochicago.org. This event offers runners and walkers of all fitness levels the opportunity to walk directly on the airfield of Midway International… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines flew 11.5 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in July 2015; 8.2% increase vs July 2014

DALLAS, 2015-8-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today reported its July and year-to-date preliminary traffic statistics. The Company flew 11.5 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in July 2015, an 8.2 percent increase from the 10.6 billion RPMs flown in July 2014. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 7.0 percent to… Read the full press release