Cuba routes dispute puts American at odds with Southwest, JetBlue

Air Transport World  2018-10-16 14:00:00

A motion filed by American Airlines with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) that would alter how airlines schedule their routes to Cuba has generated backlash from rivals Southwest Airlines and ...

Southwest capacity outpaces traffic for sixth straight month

Air Transport World  2018-10-08 16:24:00

September marked the sixth straight month that Southwest Airlines saw capacity growth outpace revenue passenger-miles (RPMs), suggesting supposed short-term challenges that dragged down mid-year performance ...

Southwest Airlines Spreads Its Wings To Mexico With Discover The World's Help

PR Newswire  2018-10-05 11:45:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines has selected Discover the World to provide sales and distribution assistance in Mexico. "We hoped to partner with a company to complement ...

Southwest Airlines selects Amadeus Sky Suite by Optym

Breaking Travel News  2018-10-03 05:17:05

At the core of every airline is its flight schedule ? how it manages thousands of flights carrying millions of passengers to cities around the world.

Baltimore?s BWI airport plans Southwest maintenance facility

Air Transport World  2018-09-21 15:27:00

Southwest Airlines chairman and CEO Gary Kelly joined Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and state transportation leaders to announce plans for the airline to construct and operate a major aircraft maintenance ...

Spring Forward: Southwest Airlines Gets Ready For Spring Break With More Nonstop Routes

PR Newswire  2018-08-30 13:35:00

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced the beginning of its spring 2019 schedule and the addition of new international routes from key U.S. gateway cities. ...

Southwest Airlines updates service & support animal policies

Air Transport World  2018-08-16 16:02:00

Southwest Airlines has updated its policies governing passengers traveling with service and support more

Southwest Airlines Reports July Traffic

PR Newswire  2018-08-08 10:30:00

DALLAS, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the "Company") today reported its July and year-to-date 2018 preliminary traffic statistics. The Company flew 12.6 billion revenue ...

Southwest 2Q net profit down 1.3%; fuel hedging pays off

Air Transport World  2018-07-26 20:04:00

Southwest Airlines posted a second-quarter net profit of $733 million, down 1.3% from net income of $743 million the 2017 June quarter, as fuel hedging insulated the carrier from the much larger year-over-year ...

Southwest Reports Second Quarter Profit

PR Newswire  2018-07-26 10:30:00

DALLAS, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) (the "Company") today reported its second quarter 2018 results: Net income of $733 million, net margin1 of 12.8 percent, and second ...

NTSB to hold hearing on CFM56-7 series engine failure Nov. 14

Air Transport World  2018-07-24 19:31:00

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will hold an investigative hearing Nov. 14 focused on the CFM International engine model involved an inflight engine failure earlier this year on a Southwest ...

U.S. safety board to hold hearing on fatal Southwest engine failure

Reuters  2018-07-24 18:59:28

The National Transportation Safety Board said on Tuesday it will hold an investigative hearing in November about a midair incident in April in which an engine on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 exploded ...

Southwest Airlines stops serving peanuts

The New Zealand Herald  2018-07-12 00:30:00

Southwest Airlines will stop giving away peanuts on flights next month, ending a tradition that goes back decades.The airline said Tuesday it was pulling peanuts from all flights because of concern for ...

Southwest Airlines will stop serving peanuts

CNN  2018-07-10 19:20:50

Peanuts have long been the snack du jour for Southwest Airlines, years before it became one of the largest airlines in the United States.

Southwest reports 2Q ASM growth falls short of guidance

Air Transport World  2018-07-10 15:44:00

Southwest Airlines grew available seat miles (ASMs) 3.3% in the second quarter, with a weak June cementing results that came in below its early-June projection of 3.5%?the latest sign that the carrier?s ...

Southwest Airlines And Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association Reach Tentative Agreement For Mechanics And Related Employees

PR Newswire  2018-06-27 21:03:00

DALLAS, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced a Tentative Agreement has been reached with the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), which represents ...

DOT Watchdog Reviews FAA Oversight of Southwest Airlines

The Wall Street Journal  2018-06-21 04:27:25

The Transportation Department?s inspector general is examining whether federal aviation inspectors have done enough to ensure safety in policing operations of Southwest Airlines.

US watchdog to review FAA?s Southwest oversight

Air Transport World  2018-06-21 01:02:00

The US Transportation Department Office of the Inspector General said June 20 it would review FAA?s safety oversight of Southwest Airlines following recent events that include an in-flight engine failure ...

More US capacity cuts needed after Southwest cuts growth, analysts say

Air Transport World  2018-06-12 17:25:00

Recent news from Southwest Airlines that it is scaling back planned growth through year-end will help keep domestic capacity in check as costs rise, but similar moves will be needed by peers to cement ...

Southwest Airlines shares could recover from recent descent: Barron's

Reuters  2018-06-11 01:33:48

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co shares could be poised to climb sharply after a series of setbacks hit the stock harder than that of other major airlines this year, Barron's reports.