Mike Van de Ven to succeed Tom Nealon as Southwest Airlines President

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Sep 13, 2021), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced the following leadership changes. Tom Nealon, 60, has decided to retire from his duties as President effective immediately, but will continue to serve the Company as a strategic advisor, focusing primarily on the airline’s environmental sustainability and carbon… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines promotes Linda Rutherford to Executive Vice President People & Communications

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jun 30, 2021) announced the promotion of Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Linda Rutherford to Executive Vice President People & Communications, effective immediately. This news follows last week’s announcement of Leadership Plans for 2022. Rutherford will succeed Bob Jordan… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces leadership changes in 2022

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Jun 23, 2021), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced that Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly will transition roles in early 2022, becoming the carrier’s Executive Chairman with the desire to serve in that role through at least 2026 at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Executive Vice President… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines partners with National Forest Foundation to plant 50,000 trees to mark its 50th Anniversary

Carrier donates to National Forest Foundation and launches the Southwest Airlines One Report in the spirit of citizenship DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) announced today (May 6, 2021) it has donated to the National Forest Foundation (NFF) in honor of the Company’s 50th Anniversary. To commemorate this… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Boeing reached agreement on 100 firm orders for 737 MAX 7 aircraft

The airline also adds 155 MAX options and extends order book through 2031 while accelerating 737-700 retirements and investing over $10 billion in new and existing firm aircraft orders to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Mar 29, 2021)… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines plans to launch services to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Eugene, Oregon; and Bellingham, Washington

Announcement of additional cities comes as carrier prepares to commence service this week in Colorado Springs, Savannah/Hilton Head, and launch service between the Hawaiian Islands and the Los Angeles Basin via Long Beach Airport DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Mar 8, 2021) announced an intention to bring… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces leadership changes

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 4, 2021) announced the retirement of two veteran Officers and the promotion of several others within the carrier’s ranks across the Operational, Finance, and Commercial Departments. To view Officers’ biographies or download headshots, visit www.swamedia.com. Executive Vice President of Daily Operations… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2021 World’s Most Admired® Companies list

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Feb-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 1, 2021) was named to FORTUNE’s 2021 list of World’s Most Admired® Companies. Southwest Airlines® ranks No. 14, and has been featured on the list since 2009. The carrier is the only commercial airline to be listed among the top 15. “Never has… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces services to Chicago and Houston

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Oct 12, 2020) announced plans to expand its footprint in Chicago and Houston to give more travelers access to Southwest’s iconic Hospitality, low fares, and Customer-friendly policies. Chicago O’Hare International Airport Work is underway to add new service from Chicago O’Hare International… Read the full press release

Stanford Medicine to provide medical advice and protocol recommendations to guide Southwest Airlines’ ongoing and future efforts during the pandemic

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is working with the Stanford University School of Medicine to review the carrier’s multi-layered approach to supporting the well-being of Customers and Employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Southwest Promise encompasses the changes the airline has made to its around-the-clock operations, cleaning procedures, and physical-distancing… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to receive disbursement of funds included in the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines today (Apr 20, 2020) finalized terms with the United States Department of Treasury regarding the acceptance and disbursement of funds included in the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act. As part of the agreement, Southwest will receive more than $3.2 billion in disbursements over… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines will share $667 million with its Employees through its ProfitSharing Plan for 2019

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced yesterday it will share $667 million with its Employees through its ProfitSharing Plan for 2019, which includes a discretionary, incremental profitsharing award for compensation from The Boeing Company related to the 2019 financial impact of the MAX groundings. This $667 million profitsharing award is equivalent to $1.8 million a… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines officially opened a new maintenance facility at William P. Hobby International Airport

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 8, 2020) officially opened a new maintenance facility at William P. Hobby International Airport, highlighting the importance Houston holds for the nation’s largest domestic airline* and underscoring its commitment to Safety while investing in the Bayou City. The 240,000 square foot… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines reiterates its commitment to eliminate Human Trafficking

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 30, 2019) reiterates its support of the global efforts to eliminate Human Trafficking by launching online curriculum for the airline’s more than 59,000 Employees designed to bring greater awareness to the growing epidemic of Human Trafficking. The course is being launched today… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines releases 2018 One Report

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 22, 2019) released the Company’s 2018 One Report, an integrated citizenship report highlighting a commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. The detailed publication showcases Southwest’s three-pronged approach taken to focus on global citizenship, financial performance, and key… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to begin service to Hawaii on March 17, 2019

Flights between both Oakland and San Jose, Calif., and the Islands, now available for purchase through March 5 for as low as $49 one-way. Interisland service to begin April 28 between Honolulu and Kahului (Maui), and May 12 between Honolulu and Kona, now available for purchase through March 5 for as low as $29 one-way…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces several Leadership changes

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces several Leadership changes. To view Officers’ biographies—including previous roles and experience, as well as current job descriptions, or download headshots—visit www.swamedia.com. Vice President Customer Support & Services Chris Wahlenmaier has announced his plans to retire. Wahlenmaier joined Southwest in 1989 and has served in a… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2019 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 23, 2019) was named to FORTUNE’s 2019 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. Southwest ranks No.11 on the list. “It is an incredible honor to be on this list once again,” said Gary Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces Leadership promotions

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Nov 16, 2018) announced several Leadership promotions. To view Officers’ biographies or download headshots, visit www.swamedia.com. These changes are effective immediately. Southwest has promoted Marilyn Post to Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In her new role as Managing Director, Deputy General Counsel, Post will report… Read the full press release

Mineta San Jose International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ new nonstop service to Orlando

Inaugural Service to Orlando on May 6 is Southwest’s Latest in Eight New Nonstop Destinations Launched from SJC in Spring 2018 San Jose, Calif., 2018-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines® added another important transcontinental route to its growing list of cities available nonstop from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) on May 6, 2018, with… Read the full press release

Southwest® plans to operate up to five departures daily from Paine Field

Daily Service from Additional Seattle-Area Airport Aims to Bring Southwest Value Closer to Thousands Dallas, Texas, 2018-Jan-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today 9Jan 25, 2018) it will bring its faithful fans in northern metro Seattle time-saving travel options later this year via Paine Field in Everett, Wash., subject to requisite… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces plans to launch new service to Hawaii in 2018

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Oct-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Oct 11, 2017) shared plans to begin selling tickets in 2018 for service to Hawaii and also announced its intention to launch an application process for Federal Aviation Administration authorization for Extended Operations (ETOPS). Service details are to be announced at a later date. “A… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines becomes the first airline in North America to offer scheduled service with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) achieved an aviation  milestone today by becoming the first airline in North America to offer scheduled service utilizing the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. In a nod to Southwest’s history, the inaugural MAX 8 flight departed Dallas’ Love Field and flew to Houston, one of the carrier’s original markets… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ – Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) extended its legacy of aircraft innovation this week by taking delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, and the carrier expects to take delivery of eight more MAX aircraft… 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 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 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 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 adds 16 additional flights from Dallas Love Field

Southwest to offer 180 departures a day to 50 destinations from Love Field DALLAS, 2015-3-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) today published 16 additional flights, including service to eight new nonstop cities, from Dallas Love Field. The new service is available for purchase immediately, at low fares as shown below, and… Read the full press release