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Southwest Airlines returns to Costa Rica in June

Southwest Airlines has announced a return of daily service to both international airports in Costa Rica: Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR), and the capital region, San Jose (SJO), beginning in June 2021.DAILY...
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Southwest Airlines reports its first quarter 2021 financial results, reports on its fleet plans

Southwest Airlines Company today reported its first quarter 2021 financial results:First quarter net income of $116 million, or $.19 per diluted share, driven by a $1.2 billion offset of salaries, wag...
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Southwest Airlines continues its dedication to the environment through sustainable aviation fuel initiatives

Southwest Airlines announced today its ongoing support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop commercially viable and scalable sustainable avia...
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Southwest Airlines to begin service to Eugene, Oregon on August 29, 2021

Southwest Airlines today published an initial flight schedule for Eugene Airport (EUG) in Oregon, bringing the airline’s low fares, flexible policies, and Hospitality closer to more outdoor attraction...
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Boeing recommends operators of some 737 MAX airplanes temporarily remove them from service to address a potential electrical issue

Boeing has issued a recommendation to 16 customers (including American, Southwest and United) to remove and inspect certain Boeing 737 MAX aircraft due to a “potential electrical issue”. T...
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Southwest Airlines is now offering pre-cleared arrival into Hawaii

Southwest Airlines has introduced an added convenience for Customers flying to Hawaii on Southwest Airlines®—an ability to present evidence of their compliance with the Hawaii Safe Travels program. Cu...
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Southwest Airlines adds 100 firm orders for the Boeing 737-7 MAX 7

Southwest Airlines announced today the completion of its previously disclosed discussions with The Boeing Company (Boeing) regarding the restructuring of its delivery schedule for MAX aircraft. ...
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Southwest expands in Miami, brings the MAX back into service

Miami International Airport (MIA) made this announcement:After launching its first Miami flights last November, Southwest Airlines expanded its route network from Miami International Airport today by ...
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Southwest Airlines announces its intention to fly to Myrtle Beach, Eugene and Bellingham

Southwest Airlines continues to expand to new destinations. The airline today announced an intention to fly to three new airports in 2021.Southwest Airlines Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly today is sharin...
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Southwest Airlines service to Destin/Ft. Walton, Florida and Bozeman, Montana to begin in May 2021

Southwest Airlines announces late spring and summer travel to Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) in Florida and Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN) in Montana.DESTIN/FT. WALTON BEACH, ...
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Southwest Airlines announces the Birthday Party Project

Southwest Airlines announced today The Birthday Party Project as the official community partner of the airline’s 50th Anniversary year. The Birthday Party Project is a Dallas-based organization ...
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Southwest arrives at Sarasota/Bradenton and Chicago O’Hare

Southwest Airlines, as planned, initiated new service at both Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) (above) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) (below) yesterday (February 14...
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Southwest to restart Boeing 737 MAX 8 operations on March 11

Southwest Airlines will quietly restart Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 service on March 11, 2021 with a scheduled 7 a.m. departure from Denver (DEN) to Chicago Midway (MDW).The company will keep the MAX 8 and 737...
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Southwest Airlines reports fourth quarter and annual 2020 results

Southwest Airlines Company today reported its fourth quarter and annual 2020 financial results:Fourth quarter net loss of $908 million, or $1.54 loss per diluted shareExcluding special items1, fourth ...
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Southwest Airlines service in Fresno and Santa Barbara to begin in April 2021

Southwest Airlines today published initial flight schedules for the carrier’s next two airports to be served in California, Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Santa Barbara Airport ...
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Southwest Airlines expands Sabre GDS agreement

Southwest Airlines and Sabre Corporation have come to terms on a new full participation distribution agreement that enables the two companies to continue offering business Customers access to the carr...
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U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation report concerning Southwest Airlines and the FAA

From the Washington Post:“The Federal Aviation Administration allowed Southwest Airlines to put millions of passengers at risk by letting the airline operate planes that did not meet U.S. ...
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Southwest slows the deliveries of new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Southwest Airlines has announced an updated delivery agreement with Boeing to slow down deliveries of new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8(Ashlee D. Smith/Southwest Airlines...
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Southwest Airlines intends to serve Fresno and Santa Barbara

Southwest Airlines today shared its intention to bring service to Santa Barbara Airport and Fresno Yosemite International Airport in the second quarter of 2021.Along with Palm Springs, which received ...
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Southwest announces its schedule through August 2021 including the return to Houston (IAH) and Jackson, MS

Southwest Airlines extended its bookable flight schedule through August 16, 2021, giving Customers an ability to start booking summer vacations today. As Southwest® continues growing; it will welcome ...