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Southwest Airlines and Amadeus sign contract

Southwest Airlines and Amadeus sign contract

23 April 2012 Press Release Airline News Travel Technology News

Southwest Airlines and Amadeus IT Group announced today that they have entered into a joint contract for Amadeus’ Altea reservations solution that would support the carrier’s international service.  Now that the contract is finalised, the two companies will work closely together to implement Amadeus’ technology to allow Southwest to operate international flights in 2014.

Southwest Airlines announces executive changes

Southwest Airlines announces executive changes

18 March 2012 Press Release Airline News

Southwest Airlines today announced several executive changes at the Company. Matt Hafner, Southwest’s current Vice President of Integrated Operations, has been named Vice President of the Operations Coordination Center. In this role, Hafner will oversee Southwest’s 3,200 daily flights and AirTran’s more than 600 flights, ensuring that Customers receive a safe and efficient flight experience.

Southwest Airlines renews Sabre reservations system agreement

Southwest Airlines renews Sabre reservations system agreement

27 February 2012 Press Release Airline News Travel Technology News

Southwest Airlines has renewed its reservations system agreement with Sabre Airline Solutions, the aviation industry’s largest software-as-a-service provider. The multi-year contract extends a long-term business relationship between Southwest and Sabre for passenger and operations solutions across Southwest’s domestic network.  In May, Southwest Airlines completed its purchase of AirTran Airways and has been working since to merge the two airlines.

Southwest Airlines launches service from Georgia

Southwest Airlines launches service from Georgia

15 February 2012 Press Release Airline News

The People of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) today delivered an early Valentine's gift to travelers who have long-awaited the Atlanta arrival of the carrier's legendary low fares and positively outrageous Customer Service.  Continuing the 40-year mission to serve in its communities, Southwest also announced the launch of LUV Grants for Good, making available $150,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations from across the State of Georgia. 

Southwest Airlines announces new vice president of people

Southwest Airlines announces new vice president of people

11 February 2012 Press Release Airline News

Southwest Airlines recently announced Julie Weber as the new Vice President of People. In her new position, Weber is responsible for all activities involved in bringing the right People into Southwest Airlines; giving all Employees the opportunity for personal and professional growth; and assuring quality and depth of Leadership throughout the Company.

Southwest Airlines introduces a new sleek cabin experience

Southwest Airlines introduces a new sleek cabin experience

18 January 2012 Press Release Airline News

Southwest Airlines today introduced a new sleek cabin experience to enhance Customer comfort, improve fleet efficiency, and give back to the environment. Dubbed Evolve: The New Southwest Interior, the cabin update utilizes durable and environmentally responsible products to reduce waste and create weight savings onboard the aircraft, while enhancing comfort for Customers.

Southwest Airlines becomes Boeing 737 MAX launch customer

Southwest Airlines becomes Boeing 737 MAX launch customer

13 December 2011 Airline News

Boeing and Southwest Airlines have announced a firm order for 150 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes. The Dallas-based carrier also ordered 58 Next-Generation 737s in what becomes the largest deal in Boeing history both in dollar value, nearly $19 billion at list prices, and the number of airplanes.

AirTran to charge obsese for two seats

AirTran to charge obsese for two seats

14 October 2011 Airline News

AirTran of the United States has become the latest airline to charge obsese passengers for a second seat, mimicking the line of parent Southwest Airlines. “Customers of size” will be forced to pay double for their travel from March next year.

Southwest Airlines executives assume new roles

Southwest Airlines executives assume new roles

23 September 2011 Press Release Airline News

Southwest Airlines today announced several executive changes at the company. Bob Jordan, Southwest’s current Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning, has been promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, and he maintains his role as President of AirTran Airways.