Southwest Airlines announces onboard entertainment portal integration with iHeartRadio

DALLAS, TX, 2018-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today a new collaboration with iHeartRadio to bring iHeartMedia’s free all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service to Customers as the exclusive music offering within the onboard entertainment portal on Southwest flights. Through the onboard entertainment portal integration with iHeartRadio, Customers can enjoy all… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards program retains Best Customer Service and Program of the Year titles at InsideFlyer Magazine’s Freddie Awards

DALLAS, TX, 2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co.‘s (NYSE: LUV) frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards®, held onto its title of Best Customer Service for the sixth consecutive year at InsideFlyer Magazine’s Freddie Awards. Rapid Rewards was also named Program of the Year for the third in a row. “Once again, we’re honored to see… 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 Airlines announces plan to serve Hawaii nonstop from gateway cities in California

DALLAS, TX, 2018-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today shared more details in the carrier’s service plans for Hawaii by announcing initial gateway cities in California that would offer nonstop service pending required regulatory approvals. Oakland Metropolitan Airport (OAK), San Diego International Airport (SAN), Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), and Sacramento International Airport (SMF) would gain Hawaii service in the carrier’s flight… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines wins four awards in the 2018 TripAdvisor Traveler’s’ Choice™ awards for airlines

In addition to other accolades, Company honored as only U.S.-based carrier on list of top ten airlines in the world DALLAS, TX, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has been recognized by TripAdvisor as a winner of four awards in the 2018 TripAdvisor Traveler’s’ Choice™ awards for airlines. The carrier ranks sixth in… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines awarded $543 million to its employees

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Employees were awarded $543 million today in ProfitSharing. The 2017 award equals approximately 11.3 percent of each eligible Employee’s eligible compensation—the equivalent of more than five weeks’ pay. This $543 million contribution—nearly $1.5 million a day—is the third-largest total dollar amount Southwest Airlines® has ever allocated… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ launches its first international nonstop flight to Cancun, Mexico from Indianapolis International Airport

Cancun today, then Austin in April and Oakland in July INDIANAPOLIS, 2018-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Taking off just in time for last-minute, spring-break plans or for a summer getaway, Southwest Airlines’ launched its first international nonstop flight to Cancun, Mexico out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) today (March 10, 2018). The airline’s… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities open applications for the 2018 ¡Lánzate! / Take Off! Travel Program

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) today announced applications are open for the 2018 ¡Lánzate! / Take Off! Travel Program. This impactful program, which was recognized in 2015 by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, provides roundtrip air travel to selected Latino… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines appoints Chris Johnson as the new Managing Director Ground Operations

Dallas, Texas, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced Chris Johnson as the new Managing Director Ground Operations effective February 1, 2018. Johnson will be responsible for the daily operations of a Team of more than 18,000 Employees who work in our domestic locations across the United States. His key responsibilities include ensuring these… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines recognized by the American Society of Professional Communicators for its 2016 One Report

Dallas, Texas, 2018-Feb-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Jan 29, 2018) that it has been recognized by the American Society of Professional Communicators (ASPC) for its 2016 Southwest Airlines One Report TM. The ASPC annually sponsors the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report Awards that celebrate innovation and excellence in communication for various… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines returns as the official presenting sponsor of the Luck Reunion music festival

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) will return for a second year as the official presenting sponsor of the Luck Reunion, a boutique music festival taking place on Thursday, March 15, 2018, outside Austin, Texas. The continued partnership marks both brands’ commitment to the music community and to elevating burgeoning artists. Demonstrating the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces special flights for football fans traveling to and from the big game

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 22, 2018) added additional nonstop service options between Boston and Minneapolis and between Philadelphia and Minneapolis for football fans traveling to and from the big game. These special flights are on sale now at Southwest.com. The carrier published the following additional flights surrounding a super weekend for football fans: Friday, Feb…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Lucky Dog Animal Rescue partner to transport dozens of impacted animals from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Lucky Dog Animal Rescue teamed up with Southwest Airlines to help with San Juan relief efforts by flying rescue animals from Puerto Rico to the D.C. area for adoption in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In partnership with Puerto Rico animal rescue organization, PR Animals, Lucky Dog Staff… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to bring college football fans from Oklahoma City and Atlanta to Los Angeles for the New Year’s Day kickoff

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced new flights that’ll get football fans from Oklahoma City and Atlanta to Los Angeles just in time for New Year’s Day kickoff in one of college football’s biggest games of the year. Based on the demand from fans in Oklahoma and Georgia, the carrier added additional nonstop options for fans to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines commences new international service from South Florida to Turks and Caicos Islands, Costa Rica, and Dominican Republic

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Furthering its reach, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today began operating new international service daily from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Providenciales International Airport (PLS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the carrier’s 11th country served. In addition, Southwest® initiated new service between its South Florida gateway at FLL and both San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), and Punta… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines opens sales for its summer season 2018

Airline adds more flights for California with new nonstop options from Oakland, connects San Antonio with both the Bay Area and Southern Florida, and adds new international gateways connecting more U.S. cities with Cancun, Mexico! Dallas, TX, 2017-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is looking forward to summer 2018 as autumn sets… 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

Linda Rutherford appointed Southwest Airlines’ SVP, Chief Communications Officer

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced the promotion of Linda Rutherford to Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer. With the promotion, Rutherford will add the Company’s Culture Services Department to her oversight and will report to Executive Vice President Corporate Services Bob Jordan, while continuing to work directly with Chairman… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to speak at the Cowen and Company 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference

Texas, U.S., 2017-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has been invited to speak at the Cowen and Company 10th Annual Global Transportation Conference. Cowen will be webcasting the audio presentation live, and a link to the webcast will be made available via the Investor Relations homepage on the Southwest Airlines website. Details of the… 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

Oakland International Airport welcomes new Southwest Airlines’ nonstop flights to Orlando and New York/Newark in spring 2018

Oakland, Calif., 2017-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport (OAK) welcomes the announcement by Southwest Airlines that it will add two new long-haul destinations at the East Bay airport. The announcement brings Southwest’s operation in Oakland to a total of 31 nonstop destinations throughout the US and Mexico. Beginning April 8, 2018, Southwest Airlines will add:… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to start weekly service between Cancun and Indianapolis

Indianapolis to become carrier’s 17th International Gateway DALLAS, TX, 2017-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Jul 27, 2017) it will begin international service for Indianapolis travelers with new weekly service to Cancun, Mexico as the carrier extends its schedule through April 6, 2018. The new flights between Cancun and Indianapolis will operate seasonally on Saturdays beginning March 10,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces flights most likely to experience maximum effects of the August 21st eclipse

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ —  Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 21, 2017) celebrated the beginning of a one-month countdown to an exciting moment in the lives of millions of Americans: a total solar eclipse visible in a coast-to-coast celestial shadow that temporarily will envelop Southwest cities from Portland, Ore., to Charleston,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines® named Domestic Carrier of the Year for the eighth consecutive year by Airforwarders Association

DALLAS, TX, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is once again flying sky-high after recently winning one of the air cargo industry’s top awards. For the eighth consecutive year, the Airforwarders Association named Southwest Airlines® Domestic Carrier of the Year. Southwest Airlines Cargo has been the recipient since the award’s inception…. Read the full press release

Indianapolis International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop flight to San Diego

New flight gives access to Southern California INDIANAPOLIS, 2017-Jun-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines launches its inaugural, nonstop flight out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to San Diego today (June 4, 2017), providing a long-awaited direct, seasonal route for Indy businesses and leisure travelers to the southern West Coast. The flight is… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines starts five daily nonstop flights between CVG and MDW and three between CVG and BWI

Carrier also introduces new international service from Ft. Lauderdale, including nonstop flights to Grand Cayman, and reaches new milestones in Denver and Nashville DALLAS, 2017-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — With the arrival of Southwest Airlines Flight 2120 from Chicago Midway (MDW), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) ushered in a new era of air travel as it… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines appoints Steve Langhart as Director of Cargo Sales

DALLAS, TX, 2017-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced Steve Langhart has been promoted to Director of Cargo Sales. Langhart will be responsible for leading the Cargo Sales Team, including field, national, and inside sales, as well as all business development efforts. Langhart joined Southwest Airlines® in 2008, holding a variety… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches emerging artist competition onboard at 35,000 feet

Dallas, Texas, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (May 22, 2017) launched Destination: Red Rocks, the first of its new “Destination” music series. The program demonstrates the carrier’s continued commitment to supporting and celebrating the emerging artist community, while placing a focus on Customer Experience and delivering outstanding Hospitality. Destination: Red… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo services now operates at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Dallas, Texas, 2017-May-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that it’ll be adding its award-winning Cargo services to its new operation at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) starting June 5, 2017. The carrier begins passenger service one day before with flights between Chicago Midway (MDW) and Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI),… Read the full press release