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 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

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 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 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 reaches a tentative agreement with its Flight Attendants including wage increases, bonus opportunities, and work-rule adjustments

DALLAS, 2015-7-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with its Flight Attendants.  Terms of the deal were not released, but the airline said they include wage increases, bonus opportunities, and work-rule adjustments. “I applaud the efforts of everyone who worked so hard to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines selected the new seats for its future Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX aircraft deliveries

Airline continues its brand evolution; seats to be installed on -800 and MAX aircraft deliveries beginning mid-2016 DALLAS, 2015-4-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) has selected the Customer seats for its future Boeing 737-800 and 737 MAX aircraft deliveries. The carrier, in partnership with Boeing, will be the first to roll out… Read the full press release

Captain Craig Drew appointed VP Flight Operations at Southwest Airlines

DALLAS, 2014-5-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines announced this week that Captain Craig Drew has been named Vice President Flight Operations. In his new role, effective June 2, Drew will be responsible for the airline’s flight operations functions, which include 10 Pilot Bases nationwide, Crew Scheduling, and the Flight Training Center. “Craig has a strong… Read the full press release