Local Hero Honored By Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) will
honor local humanitarian Mark Randolph this Monday during a national radio
broadcast of Monday Night Football.  As a tribute to Randolph for preventing
an in-progress child abduction in his Indianapolis neighborhood, Randolph will
receive two roundtrip tickets to any destination Southwest serves.  The 30-
second radio spot will be heard on 600 stations nationwide through Westwood
One`s syndicated Monday Night Football broadcast hosted by Boomer Esiason and
Marv Albert.

In early August, Randolph, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was riding his
bicycle around his neighborhood when he came upon an apparent kidnapping
attempt.  Randolph protected the children from the suspect and once they were
out of danger, he followed the suspect on his bike.  Randolph alerted the
local police to the suspect`s whereabouts, and gave a positive identification
that later led to an arrest.

Randolph is a well-liked community member, who is a husband and a father
to a 12-year-old son.  For his bravery, Randolph was presented with a
Certificate of Appreciation by Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson and Police
Chief Jerry Barker.

Each week on the syndicated Monday Night Football radio broadcast,
Southwest Airlines will name a “hometown hero,” honoring the individual for
going above and beyond in their local community service efforts.

Southwest Airlines has grown from a three-city Texas airline into the
fourth largest in the country and still strives to be the “Hometown Airline”
in each city it serves.  Known as the LUV airline because of its big heart and
warm Employees, Southwest is a proud sponsor of the NFL and the official
airline of the Super Bowl.  Southwest, now in its 32nd year of operation,
currently serves 59 airports in 58 cities in 30 states with nearly
2,800 flights.