Southwest Airlines announces $10 million commitment to Yale University’s Center for Natural Carbon Capture (YCNCC)

The pledge funds research and technological advancements aimed at reducing net greenhouse gas emissions DALLAS, TX, 2021-Nov-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced a $10 million commitment to Yale University’s Center for Natural Carbon Capture (YCNCC) to research technological advancements and find new solutions to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions. The pledge will also… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines appoints David Hess and Christopher P. Reynolds as members of the Board

Dallas, TX, 2021-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Board of Directors of Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has appointed David Hess and Christopher P. Reynolds as members of the Board. David Hess has been appointed to serve on the Board effective Nov. 18, 2021. Christopher P. Reynolds has been appointed to serve on the Board effective… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines partners with Velocys Renewables for 219 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Volume sufficient to produce more than half a billion gallons of blended net zero fuel, enabled by sustainable aviation fuel with the lowest carbon intensity announced to date Dallas, Texas, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Nov 10, 2021) announced a 15-year offtake agreement with Velocys Renewables LLC (“Velocys”) for… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Luck Presents launch second season of Sites & Sounds multimedia travel guide

New season follows artists Shovels and Rope, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Margo Price, Jeremy Ivey, Durand Jones, and Maria Gough through Charleston, Nashville, and New Orleans Fans invited to enter sweepstakes* for a chance to win round trip airfare for a winner and a guest to visit one of the cities highlighted DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Nov-10 —… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Chairman and Ceo Gary Kelly recognized by 3BL Media’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards

DALLAS, TX, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award through 3BL Media’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards. The Responsible CEO Awards recognize corporate executives who demonstrate responsible leadership in executing on environmental, social, and governance… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches Rapid Rewards® Business

Rapid Rewards Business celebrates companies who fly Southwest, offering the company and their travelers the opportunity to earn Rapid Rewards points; Companies can receive 25,000 Rapid Rewards Business points with only two round trips* DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is making business travel more rewarding by launching Rapid Rewards®… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines and Walt Disney World® Resort team up for a co-branded commemorative aircraft honoring their 50th anniversaries in 2021

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) joins Walt Disney World® Resort with a special co-branded commemorative aircraft honoring 50 years of connecting people with memories and magic, as each company celebrates a 50th anniversary in 2021. The Boeing 737-700 features 50th anniversary logos of both Southwest Airlines® and Walt Disney World… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines updates on progress and next steps within its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) roadmap

Airline shares progress on previously announced plans DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) shared an update today (Sep 21, 2021) with its Employees, Customers, and Partners on the progress the airline has made during the last year and its next steps within the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) roadmap…. Read the full press release

Construction of major $44.6 million Southwest Airlines maintenance facility at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) has been approved

ANNAPOLIS, MD, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Maryland Board of Public Works today (September 15, 2021) approved two contracts for the construction and operation of a major Southwest Airlines maintenance facility at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). The Board, chaired today by Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, approved a $44.6 million construction… Read the full press release

Wanna Get Away® campaign by Southwest Airlines begins with fares as low as $59 one-way for a fall getaway

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched its fall Wanna Get Away® campaign with fares as low as $59 one-way for a fall getaway. Customers can book today (Sep 14, 2021) through Sept. 27, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time, pack their bags for a trip valid Oct. 4,… Read the full press release

Mike Van de Ven to succeed Tom Nealon as Southwest Airlines President

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Sep 13, 2021), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced the following leadership changes. Tom Nealon, 60, has decided to retire from his duties as President effective immediately, but will continue to serve the Company as a strategic advisor, focusing primarily on the airline’s environmental sustainability and carbon… Read the full press release

501(c)(3) organizations can enter a contest to win 100 domestic one-way Southwest Airlines travel awards

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Sep-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announces its Employees, Customers, friends, and partners completed and logged a collective one million Acts of Kindness, achieving a goal Southwest® had set to meet by the end of this year in recognition of the airline’s 50th anniversary. To celebrate, the carrier continues to give back by offering… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines now offers its everyday low-fares within Sabre, Travelport, and Amadeus

Southwest Airlines now offers its everyday low-fares within all three major global distribution systems including Sabre, Travelport, and Amadeus DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jul-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (“Company”) today (Jul 26, 2021) began offering flights for sale within Sabre’s global distribution system (GDS), the leading corporate booking channel in the US…. Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches summer sale offering fares as low as $59 one-way

Carrier offers Customers a chance to turn “Wanna” Get Away into “Gonna” Get Away with low-fares, an expanding network, and flexible policies DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jul 13, 2021) launched a summer sale offering fares as low as $59 one-way. Book today, July 13, 2021, through… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines promotes Linda Rutherford to Executive Vice President People & Communications

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Jun 30, 2021) announced the promotion of Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Linda Rutherford to Executive Vice President People & Communications, effective immediately. This news follows last week’s announcement of Leadership Plans for 2022. Rutherford will succeed Bob Jordan… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ new nonstop service to Bozeman, Montana

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2021-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines has announced it will add nonstop service to Bozeman, Mont. via Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) from San Diego International Airport (SAN) beginning November 23. Southwest Airlines has also announced it will resume nonstop service to New Orleans, La. via Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) beginning… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces leadership changes in 2022

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Jun 23, 2021), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced that Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly will transition roles in early 2022, becoming the carrier’s Executive Chairman with the desire to serve in that role through at least 2026 at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Executive Vice President… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines teams up with L.A. Times Studios and At Will Media to create its first podcast series, “Is This Seat Open?”

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jun-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) this week celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the carrier’s first commercial flights, which took place on June 18, 1971. To offer Customers and Employees a unique perspective on stories from the airline’s colorful history, Southwest®, L.A. Times Studios, and At Will Media partnered to… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces service to Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) in New York from Nov. 14, 2021

Previously announced Southwest service to Bellingham, Wash. to begin Nov. 7, 2021; New destination: Syracuse, New York service begins on Nov. 14, 2021; New international service from both Chicago (O’Hare) and Kansas City to Cancun will complement the full re-opening of all previously served international destinations. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines honors Colleen C. Barrett with the introduction of CCB Institute

Carrier honors President Emeritus Colleen C. Barrett. DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (May 26, 2021) introduced the Colleen C. Barrett Institute for Cultural Excellence & Customer Service (CCB Institute), a website honoring Colleen C. Barrett and her incredible passion for nurturing a vibrant corporate Culture. As the Company… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines proudly supports State of Colorado’s vaccination efforts

Post-vaccination celebration with Rapid Rewards points and Southwest Getaway Tunnel brought a portal to new independence for Coloradans DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) last week showcased its Mile High Heart for the Denver metro area surrounding counties with its Destination: Vaccination activation, from  May 16, 2021, through May… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches Memorial Day weekend fare sale

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (May 25, 2021) launched a Memorial Day weekend fare sale offering fares as low as $49 one-way. Book today, May 25, 2021, through June 10, 2021, 11:59 p.m., Central Daylight Time. Continental U.S., interisland Hawaii, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and international travel… Read the full press release

San Diego International Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ expanded service to Hawaii

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2021-May-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines has announced it will expand service to Hawaii from San Diego International Airport (SAN) by adding nonstop service to three Hawaiian cities and expanding their Honolulu service from one flight daily to two flights daily beginning June 6. New nonstop service from San Diego International Airport to: City/Airport… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launches new service to Hawaii from Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Phoenix

Southwest to offer additional Hawaii flights from San Diego; Long Beach, Calif.; San Jose, Calif.; and Oakland Southwest Customers in 40+ cities now able to reach Hawaii on connecting service DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (May 13, 2021) published new service to Hawaii beginning in June 2021… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines launched a fare sale for new destinations as low as $50 one-way

Additionally, the carrier offers Customers double the points on flights to or from Houston (Bush/Intercontinental) DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (May 11, 2021) launched a fare sale offering fares for new destinations as low as $50 one-way. Southwest Airlines’® Heart is growing, and the carrier is excited… Read the full press release

Indy Airport welcomes Southwest Airlines’ new Nonstops flights to Panama City and Miami

Nonstops to Panama City and Miami start this summer INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2021-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — More good news is coming out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) as Southwest Airlines announces it will launch two new nonstop flights to the Florida destinations of Panama City (ECP) and Miami (MIA) starting in June. Panama… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines partners with National Forest Foundation to plant 50,000 trees to mark its 50th Anniversary

Carrier donates to National Forest Foundation and launches the Southwest Airlines One Report in the spirit of citizenship DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) announced today (May 6, 2021) it has donated to the National Forest Foundation (NFF) in honor of the Company’s 50th Anniversary. To commemorate this… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines partners with National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Carrier partners with National Renewable Energy Laboratory to advance alternative fuel exploration DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the “Company”) announced today (Apr 21, 2021) its ongoing support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop commercially viable and scalable sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Southwest®… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines announces expanded partnership with Points

New Subscription service by Points gives Rapid Rewards Members a flexible and convenient way to fast track rewards TORONTO, CANADA, 2021-Apr-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Global leader in powering loyalty commerce, Points, (TSX:PTS) (Nasdaq:PCOM) has strengthened its ongoing partnership with Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) once more to introduce the Rapid Rewards Points Subscription Plan. Southwest… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines® to offer nonstop service between Eugene, Oregon and Las Vegas and Oakland

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today (Apr 15, 2021) published an initial flight schedule for Eugene Airport (EUG) in Oregon, bringing the airline’s low fares, flexible policies, and Hospitality closer to more outdoor attractions in the Pacific Northwest. Southwest Airlines® will offer nonstop, roundtrip service once daily to Las… Read the full press release