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Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways begin connecting networks

Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways begin connecting networks

15 February 2013 Press Release Airline News

Luv is in the air! Southwest Airlines LUV -1.21%  announced today that it is taking the next step in its marriage with subsidiary, AirTran Airways. Customers are now able to purchase a growing number of itineraries between the Southwest and AirTran networks for travel on a single itinerary. Soon, Customers will be able to book flights to any of the airlines’ combined 97 destinations, including international, in one transaction.

Southwest Airlines and Row 44 announce milestone wi-fi partnership

Southwest Airlines and Row 44 announce milestone wi-fi partnership

25 January 2013 Press Release Airline News Travel Technology News

Row 44, the leading provider of inflight Wi-Fi and device-based entertainment for airlines around the world, and its partner Southwest Airlines announced today that the Row 44 inflight entertainment and connectivity service, which includes high-speed Internet, shopping, destination services, and real-time flight map with updates, has been installed on 400 Southwest aircraft.

Southwest Airlines offers new boarding option

Southwest Airlines offers new boarding option

24 January 2013 Press Release Airline News

Southwest Airlines Customers LUV the coveted “A” boarding group, and now they have one more way to be among the first to board.  Beginning today, Southwest Airlines will offer Customers the opportunity to purchase one of the earliest boarding positions at the gate for $40 per flight, when available.

Southwest Airlines announces executive changes

Southwest Airlines announces executive changes

4 September 2012 Airline News

Southwest Airlines has announced its senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer, Laura Wright, has advised the company of her decision to retire. Southwest chairman Gary Kelly said the decision was accepted with profound gratitude for her many significant contributions to the success of Southwest over the course of the last 25 years:

Southwest Airlines reaches three million Facebook fans

Southwest Airlines reaches three million Facebook fans

7 August 2012 Press Release Airline News Travel Technology News

The LUV airline is easy to LIKE!  Southwest Airlines is celebrating the Three Million Fan milestone with a special discount offer and a signature “concept” plane dedicated to our fans! Southwest Airlines was the first airline to reach a million Facebook Fans back in 2010, and now is the first airline worldwide to amass three million Facebook Fans!

Southwest Airlines to trial live TV on flights

Southwest Airlines to trial live TV on flights

Southwest Airlines, in conjunction with Row 44, is taking the next step in wireless in-flight entertainment with a preview of live TV on five of the carrier’s aircraft, with plans to expand to 20 aircraft by mid-July. Customers on these select planes will now have the option to purchase live TV consisting of seven sports and news channels, and view on their personal devices.

Southwest Airlines delays delievey of 30 Boeing 737-800s

Southwest Airlines delays delievey of 30 Boeing 737-800s

17 May 2012 Airline News

American low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has confirmed it will defer the purchase of 30 Boeing 737-800 aircraft for four years. Dallas-based Southwest said it would move 20 scheduled plane deliveries from 2013 and ten from 2014 to 2017 and 2018 respectively.