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

Southwest Airlines releases 2018 One Report

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 22, 2019) released the Company’s 2018 One Report, an integrated citizenship report highlighting a commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. The detailed publication showcases Southwest’s three-pronged approach taken to focus on global citizenship, financial performance, and key… Read the full press release

Oakland International Airport celebrated Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui

East Bay airport expands service to Hawaii, offers 4 days park free – $96 Value Oakland, CA, 2019-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Oakland International Airport is celebrating another first today (April 8, 2019) following Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Maui on Sunday. The Airport and Airline celebrated with a Hawaii-inspired send-off at Oakland International Airport, complete… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines: Applications are open for the 2019 ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Program

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) and The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) has announced applications are open for the 2019 ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Travel Program. Each year, this program provides roundtrip air travel to be used by the program recipients for travel home from school. Applicants must write a personal… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces tentative Agreement with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA)

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The Mechanics and Related Employees at Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) will soon have the opportunity to vote on a new contract, as a Tentative Agreement has been reached with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA). “Both parties worked hard to reach an agreement that rewards our Mechanics and protects… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ Material Specialists voted in favor of a new, five-year contract

DALLAS, TX, 2019-Mar-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Mar 26, 2019) announced the Company’s Material Specialists, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), have voted in favor of a new, five-year contract. “With this new agreement, our Material Specialists will be rewarded with pay increases throughout the next five years,… Read the full press release

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