Southwest Airlines Names New Station Manager

RENO, Nev., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/—Southwest Airlines recently announced
Matthew Tucker as the new station manager for its operations at Reno/Tahoe
International Airport.  In his new position, Tucker will be responsible for
ensuring the safe operation of all Southwest flight activities in Reno/Tahoe.

“I am excited about the challenges my new job will present and thrilled to
join the station`s enthusiastic Employees,” said Tucker.  “I look forward to
helping Southwest maintain excellent service levels at Reno/Tahoe

Tucker joined the Southwest team in 1992 as an Amarillo Customer Service
Agent.  Since that time, he has quickly climbed the ladder working in Dallas
as a Customer Service Supervisor and then in Houston as Manager of Customer
Service.  In February 2001, Tucker was promoted to Station Manager for the
airline`s operations in Midland/Odessa.

“We look forward to working with Matthew in his new position,” said Matt
Buckley, Southwest`s senior director of ground operations.  “With his
extensive job knowledge, he will be a great addition to the Reno/Tahoe
management staff.”

Southwest began operating from Reno/Tahoe International Airport on
November 15, 1990, with 12 daily nonstop departures to Las Vegas and Oakland.
Today, Southwest operates 41 daily nonstop departures from Reno/Tahoe to nine
cities, with direct or connecting service available to 41 cities.