Big changes are coming this summer to Southwest Airlines. Starting on July 1, the Dallas based carrier will be going international for the first time with flights to Aruba, The Bahamas and Jamaica.
A key revenue figure for Southwest Airlines Co. soared in December on stronger passenger traffic.
A key revenue figure for Southwest Airlines fell in November. The late Thanksgiving holiday may have pushed travel into December, when the figure is expected to rise.
Federal officials are seeking a $325,000 penalty against Southwest Airlines over a faulty repair job on an AirTran Airways jet in 2011. Southwest Airlines has 30 days to respond.
Passenger flew fewer miles on Southwest Airlines in August, but they paid more per mile than a year ago. Passenger revenue for every seat flown one mile rose 4 percent.
The union representing flight attendants for AirTran Airways has announced a tentative contract agreement.
Southwest Airlines flew more passengers in June, but said that customers continued to pay less per mile — a key revenue measure for the industry.
Southwest Airlines is running a three-day sale on fall travel, and other airlines are starting to match the lower prices. The company launched the sale on Tuesday.
Southwest Airlines is expanding beyond the continental 48 states with new flights to Puerto Rico, as it converts AirTran Airways routes. The flights launched on Sunday.
Southwest Airlines and AirTran are now selling itineraries for flights on both airlines in a single purchase.
Southwest Airlines says a key revenue measure rose 2 percent in February despite a dip in traffic.
Southwest Airlines and its subsidiary AirTran Airways have combined more booking systems to make it easier to purchase flights on both.