Southwest Airlines

Southwest Posts Fourth Quarter Profit, Expects Loss in Q1 2022

Southwest Posts Fourth Quarter Profit, Expects Loss in Q1 2022

Southwest Airlines announced financial results for fourth quarter of 2022.
The Dallas-based carrier reported a $68 million profit for the period.
While Southwest had reported quarterly profits earlier in 2021, the fourth quarter of 2021 is the first time since the start of the pandemic that the airline was able to show a profit attained without any government aid.
Southwest had received $2.7 billion in federal grants for payroll in the course of …

Winter Storms and Omicron Continue to Exacerbate Number of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Winter Storms and Omicron Continue to Exacerbate Number of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Southwest Airlines cancelled 611 flights on Thursday, a full 20% of its scheduled departures, and posted an additional 750 delays, representing 24% of its schedule.
Airlines operating in the United States cancelled 2,017 flights Monday as of 5:30 p.m. EST for flights within, flying into, or departing from the country, amid severe winter weather in portions of the country exacerbated the travel chaos already caused by crew members calling in sick …

Severe Weather, Omicron Conspire to Cancel Almost 3,000 Additional Flights on Sunday

Severe Weather, Omicron Conspire to Cancel Almost 3,000 Additional Flights on Sunday

Airlines in the United States, which had cancelled 2,749 flights on Saturday flying within, into, or departing the United States, have already cancelled 2,275 flights on Sunday as of 1 p.m. EST, according to FlightAware, which tracks such information.
In addition, almost 3,500 flights in the United States experienced delays.
The chaotic situation is due not only to the surge in coronavirus-related sick calls amongst airline crew members but also due to …

Southwest Airlines Announces Multiple Executive Appointments and Promotions

Southwest Airlines Announces Multiple Executive Appointments and Promotions

Southwest Airlines announced multiple executive appointments and promotions at the end of last week.
Justine Jones, the airline’s vice president of technical operations planning and performances, was promoted to the position of senior vice president for operational strategy and design, a new role.
Angela Marano, who currently serves as managing director of business transformation, is being promoted to the position of vice president of business transformation and she will report to Mr. …

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 50 Years with Commemorative Book

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 50 Years with Commemorative Book

In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, Southwest Airlines announced the release of a commemorative book, “50 Years. One Heart. A History of Southwest in 50 Objects.”
The coffee-table style book is available through Southwest’s online store for $50. It is not, however, available through traditional booksellers such as Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
The hard-cover book is 220 pages long and includes photographs of 50 objects, outfits, and artifacts from the airline’s …

Southwest Airlines Names Two New Directors to Board

Southwest Airlines Names Two New Directors to Board

Southwest Airlines announced the appointment of two executives with backgrounds in the automotive and aerospace industries to the company’s board of directors.
The two new directors are David Hess, a former aerospace executive, and Christopher Reynolds, the chief administrative officer at Toyota Motor North America.
Mr. Hess’ appointment is effective November 18, 2021, while Mr. Reynolds appointment goes into effect immediately after the airline’s 2022 annual meeting.
“Both David and Christopher are exceptional …

Southwest and Chase Introduce New Perks and Benefits for Rapid Rewards Credit Card Program

Southwest and Chase Introduce New Perks and Benefits for Rapid Rewards Credit Card Program

Southwest Airlines and JPMorgan Chase announced two planned enhancements to the current benefits that holders of the Southwest Rapid Rewards credit cards receive.
This year is the 25th that JPMorgan Chase and Southwest have jointly offered Rapid Rewards credit cards.
The cards, Southwest said with a nod to its many love-themed marketing campaigns and its LUV ticket symbol, now come “with more to love: more points, [and] more benefits.”
The changes offer cardholders …