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Southwest Airlines Revenue Figure Rises

Southwest Airlines said that a key revenue figure rose sharply in June, which hints that the carrier was able to charge higher average fares at the start of the summer travel season.


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Southwest Opens New Chapter: International Flights

After four decades of expanding to all corners of the lower 48 states, Southwest Airlines flew into new territory on Tuesday — Jamaica, the Bahamas and Aruba. Southwest is taking over routes flown by AirTran Airways, which it bought in 2011.


American Airlines unveils a new company logo and exterior paint scheme on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on January 17, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Employment Up Slightly At U.S. Airlines

The U.S. airline industry is slowly adding jobs. Passenger airlines employed the equivalent of 383,610 full-time workers in March, an increase of nearly 1 percent from last year.


AirTran Airways airplanes are seen on the tarmac at the airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

AirTran’s Final Flight Scheduled For December

Another name in aviation history will disappear after the final flight of AirTran Airways, which is scheduled for December 28. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines bought AirTran in 2011 and announced plans to combine the fleets under the Southwest brand.


Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly speaks to reporters during a press conference about the company's plan to merger with AirTran Airways at Southwest Airlines Corporate Headquarters September 27, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Lawrence Jenkins/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines To Fly International

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.


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Southwest Airlines Revenue Figure Jumps

A key revenue figure for Southwest Airlines Co. soared in December on stronger passenger traffic.


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Traffic & Revenue Drop At Southwest Airlines

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.


The tail sections of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FAA Seeks Fine Against Southwest Airlines

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.


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Revenue Figure Up At Southwest Airlines

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.


AirTran Airways airplanes are seen on the tarmac at the airport. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines & AirTran Union Reach Deal

The union representing flight attendants for AirTran Airways has announced a tentative contract agreement.


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Revenue Measure Down For Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines flew more passengers in June, but said that customers continued to pay less per mile — a key revenue measure for the industry.


The tail sections of Southwest Airlines planes. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Southwest Airlines Has Sale On Fall Flights

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.