Southwest Airlines launches three-day sale offering low fares for fall travel

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) launched a three-day sale offering low fares for fall travel. Customers may take advantage of fares starting at $39 one-way to select domestic destinations today (Jun 23, 2020) through June 25, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Southwest is offering more flights and… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines gives customers extra boost with extra incentives and a month-long fare sale

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is giving back to Customers by providing an extra boost as they plan to get back to the people, businesses, and places they love most. Beginning today, May 12, the airline will support both leisure and business travelers, Rapid Rewards® Members, and small businesses… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards named Freddie Awards’ Best Customer Service for the eighth consecutive year

Southwest also won Best Redemption Ability, Best Loyalty Credit Card and Program of the Year DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (May 7, 2020) its frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards®, held onto the Freddie Awards title of Best Customer Service for the eighth consecutive year. The Rapid… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines’ new GDS capabilities Makes Business Travel Easier

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today (May 4, 2020) it now takes corporate travel bookings through industry-standard business travel booking systems. All of Southwest’s everyday low fares along with industry-standard booking, ticketing, and functionality with business relevant content are available in Travelport’s Apollo and Worldpsan Global Distribution… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines to receive disbursement of funds included in the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act

DALLAS, TEXAS, 2020-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines today (Apr 20, 2020) finalized terms with the United States Department of Treasury regarding the acceptance and disbursement of funds included in the Payroll Support Program under the CARES Act. As part of the agreement, Southwest will receive more than $3.2 billion in disbursements over… Read the full press release

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