Southwest Names New Station Managers


  LAS VEGAS, July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Southwest Airlines
(NYSE: LUV) recently announced Ron Faulkner as the new station manager for its
operations at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.  In his new
position, Faulkner will be responsible for ensuring the safe operation of all
Southwest flight activities in Las Vegas.

“I look forward to working with the Employees and Customers in the Las
Vegas area,” said Faulkner.  “I am committed to continuing Southwest`s success
at the McCarran International Airport.”

Like many other Southwest Employees, Faulkner has successfully climbed the
professional ladder at Southwest Airlines.  He joined the Southwest family in
1998 as a Customer Service Agent in Las Vegas.  Since that time, he has worked
as an Operations Supervisor and Customer Service Manager in Sacramento and
Station Manager in Burbank.

In addition to his four years of service, Faulkner is a graduate of
Southwest`s management training program, a course designed to help prepare
individuals for Southwest management roles.

“Ron`s leadership and dedication to Southwest Airlines will make him a
great asset to the Las Vegas team,” said Willie Edwards, Southwest`s regional
director of ground operations.  “We look forward to Ron`s continued success in
his new leadership role.”

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Southwest Airlines
(NYSE: LUV) recently named Diane Patten as the new Station Manager for its
operations at Jacksonville International Airport.  As Station Manager, Patten
will be responsible for ensuring the safe operation of all flight activities
in Jacksonville.

“I am excited to get to know the Jacksonville community and look forward
to continuing my service with the Southwest family,” said Patten.

Patten began her career with Southwest Airlines in 1991 as a Customer
Service Agent in Las Vegas and has since held the positions of Customer
Service Supervisor and Assistant Manager of Customer Service.  After working
in Las Vegas, Patten served as Manager of Customer Service and Acting Station
Manager in New Orleans, and Assistant Station Manager in Oakland.  Most
recently, Patten acted as Station Manager in Las Vegas.

Patten completed Southwest`s Manager in Training (MIT) program in 1995,
adding to her 11 years of experience.
“Diane`s leadership and dedication to Southwest Airlines make her a
tremendous asset to the Jacksonville team.  We look forward to Diane`s
continued success in her new leadership role,” said Mike Hunter, Southwest`s
Senior Director of Ground Operations.

Southwest currently operates 22 daily nonstop departures from Jacksonville
to Baltimore/Washington, Birmingham, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, Indianapolis,
Long Island/Islip, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk/Southern Virginia, and
Tampa Bay.  The airline also provides additional direct or connecting service
to 31 other cities.

With more than 35,000 Employees nationwide, Southwest Airlines is the
fourth largest airline in terms of Customers boarded and has been included in
FORTUNE magazine`s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America four
years in a row.

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 11 /PRNewswire/—Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV)
recently named Kim Peters as the new Station Manager for its operations at
Buffalo Niagara International Airport.  As Station Manager, Peters will be
responsible for ensuring the safe operation of all Southwest flight activities
in Buffalo.

“I`m very happy to be here in the Northeast.  It already has been one of
the best experiences I have had,” said Peters. Peters originally began her career with Southwest Airlines in 1995 as a
Customer Service Agent in Birmingham.  She was quickly promoted six months
later to Customer Service Supervisor.  Since then, she has held the positions
of Assistant Manager of Customer Service in Baltimore/Washington and Manager
of Customer Service in Fort Lauderdale.  In November 2000, Peters was promoted
to Manager of Customer Service for Southwest`s operations in Fort Lauderdale.

“Peters` experience and knowledge working in a variety of both small and
large operations will be an invaluable asset to Buffalo,” said Matt Hafner,
Southwest`s regional director of ground operations. Southwest currently operates ten daily nonstop departures from Buffalo to
Baltimore/Washington, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Phoenix.  The airline also
provides additional direct or connecting service to 29 other cities.

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