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

Southwest Airlines announces Leadership promotions

DALLAS, Texas, 2017-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (Mar 28, 2017) several Leadership promotions from within the Company’s ranks. Ryan Green is promoted to Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer; and Bill Tierney is promoted to Managing Director Marketing. Within Corporate Delivery & Technology, Erika Linford is promoted to Vice… Read the full press release

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