OAK celebrates inaugural Southwest Airlines flight to Honolulu

East Bay airport launches carrier’s West Coast – Hawaiian Islands routes with inaugural to Honolulu Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s an Aloha Monday in Oakland after the first Southwest Airlines flight to the Hawaiian Islands arrived in Honolulu Sunday evening with 152 passengers and seven crew members. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop flights linking cities across the United States

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Mar 15, 2019) announced several new nonstop flights linking cities across the United States as it extends its bookable flight schedule through Nov. 2, 2019. New Daily Nonstop Routes Take Off Effective Aug. 10, 2019, Southwest will add weekend service between St. Louisand Salt Lake City. On… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo received its Domestic Airline of the Year award for the 10th consecutive year

Carrier’s Award-Winning Cargo Team lands prestigious honor for 10th consecutive year DALLAS, TX, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is celebrating success by bringing home one of the industry’s top air cargo awards. The Airforwarders Association recently honored Southwest Cargo with its Domestic Airline of the Year award for the 10th… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to launch its first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport on March 17

Carrier’s nonstop service to Hawaiian Islands part of continued long-haul expansion at OAK Oakland, Calif., 2019-Mar-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (March 4, 2019) announced plans to launch its highly-anticipated, first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport (OAK) with an inaugural flight to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport… 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 launches new influencer competition

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Have you been to the mountains in Colorado, stepped in the sand of the San Diego beaches, danced to the music in Nashville, or heard the bustling streets in New York City? Now you can cross these trips and more off your travel bucket list if you are a Southwest Airlines Storyteller and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines adds two new nonstop routes to its network and extends its published flight schedule

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Feb-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 31, 2019) extended its published flight schedule through Oct. 1, 2019, and will add two new nonstop routes to its network. New Nonstop Seasonal Service Effective Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, the carrier will add Saturday-only service between DallasLove Field and Corpus Christi. Additionally, the carrier… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces $1 million grant program recipients

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jan-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 29, 2019) announced that 24 nonprofit organizations across the United States will be receiving a portion of a $1 million grant program, sponsored by the Texas-based carrier, to strengthen communities throughout the nation. Each of the receiving organizations is tasked with using the funds to… 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 adds more nonstop service options for football fans flying to and from Atlanta

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jan 21, 2019) added additional nonstop service options for football fans flying to and from big game action in Atlanta, Georgia. On Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, the carrier will field the following nonstop service for fans: Boston to Atlanta, four flights (an increase of two flights) Los… Read the full press release

Mineta San Jose International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to El Paso, Texas

Inaugural Service to El Paso from SJC began January 13; Southwest Now Offers 28 Nonstop Destinations from SJC San Jose, Calif., 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines® added another important destination to its growing list of cities available nonstop from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) on Jan. 13, 2019, with an inaugural… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines donates more than $500,000 to charitable organizations across the nation through its 33rd Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Dec 3, 2018) announced it is donating more than $500,000 to charitable organizations across the nation thanks to the carrier’s 33rd Annual LUV Classic Golf Tournament. Supporting Children’s Charities The carrier continues its support of children facing serious illness by helping organizations with dollars they can… 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

CDA welcomes Southwest Airlines’ new, nonstop service from Midway International Airport to California and Mexico

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation(CDA) announces that Southwest Airlines has launched new, nonstop service today (11/04/2018) from Midway International Airport (MDW) to California and Mexico, just in time for the upcoming holiday travel season. As of today, Southwest now has daily service between Midway and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). The airline also began service from Midway to sunny Cabo San Lucas Aeropuerto… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches new routes just in time for the holiday season

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Nov-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is celebrating autumn by beginning to operate several new routes just in time for the holiday season. More Options for California Travelers Northern California Expansion Southwest continues complementing its robust service for California travelers by strengthening its commitment to San Jose, California. By the end of this… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines rolls out free movie product across the WiFi-enabled fleet

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues its mission to enhance the Customer Experience. Today (Nov 1, 2018), the carrier announced its switch from a paid movie product to a free movie1* product onboard its Inflight Entertainment Portal for a 100 percent free inflight entertainment experience on WiFi-enabled aircraft. The… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to start seasonal nonstop service from Cincinnati/Northern International Airport (CVG) to Orlando, Florida (MCO)

Hebron, KY, 2018-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines announces new seasonal nonstop service from Cincinnati/Northern International Airport (CVG) to Orlando, Florida (MCO). The new flights will operate Saturdays in March 2019. Tickets are available now at Southwest.com. The airline is also bringing back seasonal nonstop service to Phoenix, Arizona (PHX) with flights operating on Saturdays… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches $1 million dollar grant program aimed at supporting communities across the US

Carrier’s donation to support innovative nonprofit organizations across the United States DALLAS, TX, 2018-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Sep 20, 2018) launched a competitive grant program aimed at supporting communities across the United States where its People and Customers live, work, and play. Throughout its 47-year history, Southwest has been… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities award complimentary air travel to 150 ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Recipients

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), has awarded 150 students, ranging from incoming freshman through graduate students, with complimentary roundtrip air travel as part of the ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! travel award program. Current ¡Lánzate! Travel Award Recipient, and undergraduate student at… Read the full press release

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines now offer new self-serve kiosks at Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis, IN, 2018-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers flying out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) via American Airlines and Southwest Airlines now have the option to tag and check their bags with new ticket-counter self-service kiosks. The new technology is a growing trend toward providing a better passenger experience. The new kiosks provide a… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Build-A-Bear Workshop to donate 20,000 teddy bears to Ronald McDonald House Charities, Make-A-Wish, and Southwest’s Medical Transportation Grant Program recipient hospitals

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc., (NYSE: BBW) are taking teddy bear hugs to new heights in celebration of National Teddy Bear Day, which occurs each year on September 9. Together, Southwest® and Build-A-Bear are teaming up to donate 20,000 Build-A-Bear teddy bears to 36 children’s hospitals… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches its spring 2019 schedule and new international routes from key U.S. gateway cities

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Sep-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Aug 30, 2018) announced the beginning of its spring 2019 schedule and the addition of new international routes from key U.S. gateway cities. The carrier extended its bookable flight schedule through April 7, 2019, and flights are available to be booked today at Southwest.com…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces management appointments

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Aug-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced several Leadership changes. Southwest Airlines welcomes Tammy Amirault onboard as Managing Director, Technology—Enterprise Management and Analytics to succeed Sherry Staber, Southwest’s Vice President, Technology—Enterprise Management & Technical Operations who announced her plans to retire. Amirault joins Southwest from IMPRIVA, a San Francisco-based strategic business and IT… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces changes to its policies for trained service and emotional support animals

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) today (Aug 14, 2018) announces changes to its policies for trained service and emotional support animals. The changes are designed to provide clearer guidance to Customers traveling with service animals and will go into effect on Monday, September 17. “We welcome emotional support and trained… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches new Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card

Country singer Brett Eldredge takes the card with more points, perks and priority on tour, and in the air for launch WILMINGTON, Del., 2018-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Jul 19, 2018), Chase (NYSE: JPM) and Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) introduced the new Southwest Rapid Rewards® Priority Credit Card. The Priority card has all of the same benefits as the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo officially starts its international shipping program

DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is entering its next era as it officially began its international shipping program on Sunday.  With this milestone, the carrier now offers the ability to ship between the United States and Mexico City. Later this summer, the carrier intends to add the ability to ship between… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines mobile app integrates booking travel to/from the airport with Lyft

Customers can book travel to/from the airport with Lyft through the Southwest mobile app DALLAS, TX, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is partnering with rideshare company Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., to let Customers catch a Lyft on the way to the airport! The enhancement will offer Southwest… Read the full press release

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