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Southwest announces AirTran transition agreement with union

Southwest announces AirTran transition agreement with union

25 February 2011 Press Release Airline News Tourism News

Southwest Airlines announced today that it has reached an agreement with its Pilots, represented by the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association, on an initial Transition Agreement that establishes a procedural framework for eventually integrating the Pilots of Orlando-based AirTran Airways into Southwest.

Southwest Airlines looks to future at AGM

Southwest Airlines looks to future at AGM

17 December 2010 Airline News

Southwest Airlines has been looking to the future during its annual general meeting in New York, with concerns over rising fuel prices topping the agenda. Chief executive Gary Kelly went as far as to suggest potential increases in the cost of fuel in 2011 posed a greater threat to the success of the airline than that of consolidation among competitors.

Southwest Airlines to acquire AirTran

Southwest Airlines to acquire AirTran

28 September 2010 Airline News

United States carrier Southwest Airlines has moved to acquire smaller rival AirTran in a deal worth approximately $1.4 billion. The merger will allow the low-cost carrier to expand eastward, with Atlanta and markets on the east coast – including Boston, New York, Baltimore and Washington – also vital to the success of the deal.

Southwest Airlines to terminate agreement with WestJet

Southwest Airlines to terminate agreement with WestJet

19 April 2010 Press Release Airline News

Southwest Airlines notified WestJet today of its intent to terminate the agreement to offer connecting service between the United States and Canada with WestJet.  Recently, WestJet requested significant changes to the agreement that the two airlines have had in place since 2008, and WestJet has since reaffirmed and clarified its request.  Southwest cannot agree with the modifications to the confidential agreement.

Director Kevin Smith ‘too fat to fly’ Southwest Airlines

Director Kevin Smith ‘too fat to fly’ Southwest Airlines

16 February 2010 Airline News

Film director Kevin Smith has been removed from a Southwest Airlines flight, after apparently failing the ‘Persons of Size’ criteria set by the operator. The director retorted on Twitter, arguing the airline had merely kicked him off the plane for being “too fat”.

Southwest Airlines celebrates 35 years of ‘LUVIN’ the valley

Southwest Airlines celebrates 35 years of ‘LUVIN’ the valley

12 February 2010 Press Release Airline News

True “LUV” takes flight again as Southwest Airlines (NYSE:  LUV) commemorates its 35th Anniversary of service to Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas, with a ceremony honoring love, commitment, and fun while hosting a Southwest-themed wedding and instant honeymoon for one lucky Valley couple.

US airlines passenger numbers up

US airlines passenger numbers up

8 December 2009 Airline News

Four of the US’s biggest airlines saw passenger numbers increase last month compared to November 2008. Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Continental Airlines and Jet Blue Airways carried between them almost 20m passengers – up from 19.12 a year ago.