Southwest News Releases

Southwest Airlines Cargo Flies High with Industry-Leading Awards

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is flying high after recently being named the nation's best carrier for air cargo. For the seventh straight year, Southwest earned the Airforwarders Association's (AFA) "Domestic Carrier of the Year," award. The airline earned the honors for its ontime performance, Customer Service, problem resolution, overall value, and much more. Read More →

Southwest Airlines Launches Service At Long Beach Airport, Bringing More Service Between The L.A. Basin And San Francisco Bay

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), the carrier offering more seats than any other carrier each day to, from, and within California, embarked upon a new chapter in a faithful 35- year partnership with California travelers today. Southwest® celebrates inaugural service at Long Beach Airport, the carrier's 98th city served, now offering service in all five major commercial airports in the L.A. Basin with four flights a day to and from the Bay Area nonstop between Long Beach and Oakland. Read More →

Sharks Take Flight—Southwest Airlines Launches Shark Week-Themed 737-700 Aircraft To Fly The Skies This Summer

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is partnering once again with Discovery Channel's Shark Week, taking television's longest-running and most anticipated summer event to new heights. Today, the companies unveiled the first-ever Shark Week-themed 737-700 aircraft proudly displaying the majestic sea life that is widely celebrated by millions during Discovery's Shark Week, airing June 26 through July 3, 2016. The aircraft will fly as part of the carrier's fleet through Aug. 31, 2016. Read More →