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Southwest Airlines Names New Station Manager in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Southwest Airlines
(NYSE: LUV) recently announced Bill Showalter as the new station manager for
its operations at Albuquerque International Airport.  In his new position,
Showalter will be responsible for ensuring the safe operation of all flight
activities in Albuquerque.

“I am excited about joining the sensational team in Albuquerque,” said
Showalter.  “I hope that I can serve the Employees and the community with the
same dedication to excellence that has produced our Company`s continued

Like many other Southwest Employees, Showalter has successfully climbed
the professional ladder at Southwest Airlines.  He joined the Southwest family
in 1992 as a provisioning agent in Albuquerque.  Since that time, he has
worked in Albuquerque as a ramp agent and provisioning supervisor.  He also
has served as provisioning manager in Seattle and El Paso, and station manager
in Columbus.  His most recent position was station manager in Norfolk.

In addition to his ten years of service, Showalter is a graduate of
Southwest`s management training program, a course designed to help prepare
individuals for Southwest management roles.
“Bill`s experience, dedication, and Southwest Spirit make him a great
asset to the Albuquerque management team,” said Willie Edwards, Southwest`s
regional director of ground operations.

Southwest Airlines operates in Albuquerque with 65 daily nonstop
departures to Amarillo, Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway, Dallas, El Paso,
Houston Hobby, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Lubbock, Midland/Odessa,
Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Portland, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, San Diego,
Seattle, Tampa Bay, and Tucson.  Southwest employs 728 people in Albuquerque
and more than 34,000 Employees nationwide.