Delays across the Southwest Airlines departures schedule have been reported, as the carrier completed emergency checks on its Boeing 737-300 fleet. The move follows the mid-air rupture of the fuselage skin on Southwest Airline flight 812 on Friday.
Southwest Airlines said today it is working with the National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration to determine the cause of a depressurization event during a Phoenix- Sacramento flight on Friday that diverted to Yuma, Ariz.
Shareholders in AirTran Airways have voted in favour of a merger with Southwest Airlines in a deal worth $1.4 billion. More than 98 per cent of the votes cast and 77.5 percent of shares outstanding voted in favour of the transaction.
Southwest Airlines and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airlines Division, representing the carrier’s Material Specialists, announced today that the IBT membership ratified a mutually beneficial tentative agreement.
Southwest Airlines today celebrates the airline’s new service in the Palmetto State by bringing its big planes and little fares to Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) and Charleston (CHS).
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 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.
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 today celebrated the airline’s new service at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) with a beach-themed celebration that included plenty of beach balls and local music.
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.
Was Southwest Airlines too polite to director Kevin Smith when he posted a profanity-laced Twitter tirade against the airline and its employees on the Internet?