Southwest Airlines announces all one-way Wanna Get Away® fares at $199 or less

Customers must book by Friday March 20th for travel through Wednesday, June 17, 2020. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced that starting today Mar 16, 2020) through Friday, March 20, 2020, all one-way Wanna Get Away® fares are $199 or less, for travel through June 17, 2020. Customers… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces new service to Steamboat Springs, Colorado

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 24, 2020) announced an intention to serve Steamboat Springs, Colo. through Yampa Valley Regional Airport (HDN). The carrier anticipates beginning seasonal service by the end of 2020 with daily flights, initially served nonstop from Denver. “Whether you’re a skier, snowboarder, or just enjoy… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces three Leadership changes in Air Operations

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 18, 2020) announced three Leadership changes in Air Operations. Late last year, Senior Vice President of Air Operations Craig Drew announced his intention to retire after a long and storied career to spend more time with his family, but he agreed… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Donated 10,000 roundtrip tickets through Its Medical Transportation Grant Program

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Feb 7, 2020) announced it has donated 10,000 roundtrip tickets to nearly 80 nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations across North America, easing the burden of travel for medical patients and their caregivers. Through the carrier’s Medical Transportation Grant Program, organizations are… 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 received 100 rating from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) announced today (Jan 29, 2020) that it has received a rating of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on the 2020 Corporate Equality Index, which earns Southwest the distinction of being a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”  The Corporate Equality Index (CEI)… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop service to Kona and Lihue

Kona and Lihue nonstop service now offered on Southwest Oakland, Calif., 2020-Jan-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Adding to its existing service to the Hawaiian islands of Oahu and Maui, Southwest Airlines has added two new long-haul destinations at Oakland International Airport (OAK).  Nonstop flights to Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii commenced service Sunday, January 19, and Lihue, Kauai, launched just yesterday. Service to Kona (KOA)… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines named to FORTUNE’s 2020 list of World’s Most Admired Companies

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) today (Jan 21, 2020) was named to FORTUNE’s 2020 list of World’s Most Admired Companies®. Southwest ranks No. 11, and has been featured on the list since 2009. “We are an admired Company because of our People’s passion and love for our Customers shows… Read the full press release

Mineta San Jose International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ nonstop flights to Lihue and Kona, Hawaii

Carrier Now Offers Flights to Four Main Hawaiian Islands San Jose, Calif., 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines launches nonstop flights to Lihue, Kauai (LIH) and Kona (KOA), on the Island of Hawaii, from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) on January 19 and January 21, respectively. With the addition of these two… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines addS more flight options for football fans traveling to the big game in South Florida

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 20, 2020) added more flight options on Southwest.com for football fans traveling to the big game in South Florida. On Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, Southwest will offer the following nonstop service for fans traveling: From Kansas City to Ft. Lauderdale: Five nonstop flights… 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’ Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament raised $534,000 to children’s charities

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) celebrated one of its longest-standing community traditions with the help of Southwest Employees and Sponsors by demonstrating commitment to children’s charities through the 2019 LUV Classic Golf Tournament & Party. The event raised money for four nonprofit organizations, with the help of 280 volunteers, 480 golfers,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines earns J.D. Power’s No.1 Ranking in customer satisfaction with airline travel websites

Southwest Airlines announces new digital benefits for Customers. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) earned J.D. Power’s No.1 Ranking for Southwest.com in customer satisfaction with airline travel websites. Over the last year, Southwest has made several successful digital enhancements to Southwest.com, and the mobile app to improve the Customer Experience,… Read the full press release

Kansas City International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ new seasonal nonstop service to Charleston

Kansas City, MO, 2019-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines announced that it is adding new seasonal nonstop service from Kansas City International Airport to Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina effective June 13, 2020. The nonstop CHS flight departs on Saturdays at 10:45 a.m. and arrives in Charleston at 2:30 p.m. The return flight departs Charleston… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines executive named as one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 3, 2019) announced one of its executives was recently recognized for being one of the most influential leaders in the business travel industry. Business Travel News named Dave Harvey, Vice President of Southwest Business, to its annual list of the 25 most influential people… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines appoints Whitney Eichinger as new Managing Director of Culture & Engagement

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Nov 5, 2019) announced a continuation of the carrier’s legacy of Culture leadership with a new Managing Director of Culture & Engagement, Whitney Eichinger. In this role, Eichinger will be responsible for Southwest’s enterprise support of the airline’s iconic Culture, along with the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to Create Exclusive Series with Leon Logothetis for World Kindness Day

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), in partnership with Leon Logothetis, known as The Kindness Guy, shares a content series created exclusively for the airline that underscores Southwest’s core values of kindness, civility, and following The Golden Rule. This five-part series follows Leon as he travels with Southwest to cities across the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces updates Rapid Rewards® points, Companion Pass® and a change to free same-day standby

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces several updates to Rapid Rewards® points, Companion Pass®, and a change to free same-day standby. Rapid Rewards Points Don’t Expire As of today, October 17, 2019, Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points will no longer expire. No expiration means Customers have even more freedom on how they… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities award roundtrip air travel to 2019 ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! travel award program recipients

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), has awarded 187 students complimentary roundtrip air travel as part of the ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! travel award program. The 2019 recipients are from 120 different schools across the country ranging from freshman to graduate students. Each… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launched a three-day sale offering low fares for winter travel

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Oct-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched a three-day sale offering low fares for winter travel. Customers may take advantage of fares starting at $49 one-way to select domestic destinations today (Oct 1, 2019) through October 3, 2019, 11:59 p.m. in the respective time zone of the originating city. Seats and… Read the full press release

SJC welcomes Southwest Airlines’ new nonstop flights to Kona and Lihue

Southwest will become the second SJC carrier serving all four main Hawaiian Islands nonstop in January 2020 San Jose, Calif., 2019-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines announced today (August 15, 2019 ) the addition of new nonstop flights to Kona (KOA), on the Island of Hawaii, and Lihue, Kauai (LIH) from Mineta San Jose… Read the full press release

CDA, Special Olympics Chicago and Southwest Airlines team up for the 7th Annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk fundraiser

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation, Special Olympics Chicago and Southwest Airlines are teaming up for the 7th Annual Midway Fly Away 5K Run/Walk fundraiser on September 8, 2019 at Midway International Airport. The event offers runners and walkers of all fitness levels the opportunity to run/walk directly on… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines enhances its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) today (Aug 5, 2019) celebrates the evolution of its dedicated business travel Team with a new suite of services and a new name, Southwest Business. Southwest Business brings travel managers and travel management companies new capabilities within Travelport’s global distribution systems (GDS) and the Amadeus Travel… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Matador Network launches travel series, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Matador Network today (Aug 6, 2019) release the first of a four-episode series called, My City, My Heart: An Insiders’ Guide by Southwest Employees. Episode One features Southwest® Flight Attendant Javier, who shares his insider tips to exploring what he loves most about his… Read the full press release

Southwest launches Destination 225° career program to lead aspiring Pilots to Southwest Airlines

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Aug 1, 2019) launches an innovative career program called Destination 225° which provides pathways to becoming a competitively qualified candidate for future Southwest First Officer positions. On a compass, 225° is the southwest directional heading, and Destination 225° was developed to lead aspiring… 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

SITA announces that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange

ATPCO and SITA platform simplifies NDC adoption by enabling connectivity across the travel distribution ecosystem Dulles, VA, 2019-Jul-19 — /Travel PR News/ — ATPCO and SITA today (17 July 2019) announced that Southwest Airlines® is the latest carrier to join NDC Exchange, a platform for NDC that enables content interoperability across the airline distribution ecosystem. By joining NDC Exchange,… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines celebrates summer of surprises with the ultimate travel companion: Nintendo Switch

Airline hosts gaming-themed flight with Super Mario Maker 2 challenge; Customers onboard surprised with Nintendo Switch systems; Southwest launches 30 days of giveaways. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2019-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co.(NYSE: LUV) is celebrating a summer of surprises with the ultimate travel companion: Nintendo Switch. The partnership will come to life for Southwest… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Discovery Channel bring the fun of Shark Week to flying fans this summer

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), in partnership with Discovery Channel, launched a campaign bringing the fun of Shark Week to flying fans this summer. The carrier is celebrating Shark Week throughout July, ahead of Shark Week on Discovery beginning Sunday, July 28. “Our Shark Week partnership brings fun through… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’s Rapid Rewards retains title of Best Customer Service for the seventh consecutive year at InsideFlyer Magazine’s Freddie Awards

DALLAS, TX, 2019-May-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co.’s (NYSE: LUV) frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards®, held onto its title of Best Customer Service for the seventh consecutive year at InsideFlyer Magazine’s Freddie Awards. Rapid Rewards was also named Program of the Year for the fourth year in a row. “We are thrilled to win… Read the full press release