Southwest Airlines doesn’t charge customers to change their flight plans after buying a ticket. But soon they’ll pay a fee for not canceling a ticket before the flight.
Southwest Airlines will consolidate three AirTran Airways reservations call centers into a single facility in Atlanta. The carrier will offer employees other jobs.
Southwest Airlines Co. says traffic fell in October but a key revenue measure still rose, indicating higher fares and many full planes.
Southwest Airlines will fly beyond the lower 48 states in April, when it begins service to Puerto Rico. The routes are currently flown by AirTran Airways, which Southwest Airlines purchased.
Southwest Airlines says a key revenue measure rose just two percent in July, in another sign that it’s becoming harder for airlines to raise fares amid a weak economy.
Southwest Airlines expects to pay $100 million to refurbish 88 planes that it will lease to Delta Air Lines. That’s twice as much the airline expected to spend if it had kept the planes.
Delta has finalized an agreement to add 88 Boeing 717s to its fleet by leasing planes from Southwest Airlines. The Dallas-based airline inherited the planes when it bought AirTran last year.
Mechanics for Southwest Airlines and its AirTran Airways subsidiary have approved a deal for combining the two groups’ seniority lists.
Passengers on Southwest Airlines flew fewer miles in May, but a key measure of revenue rose in a sign that airlines are still benefiting from higher fares despite the weak economy.
Southwest Airlines said Monday that it will add new service and take over some routes from its AirTran Airways subsidiary beginning in November.
Southwest Airlines is planning to offer international service out of Houston’s Hobby Airport with the city council’s adoption of a $100 million plan to expand the airport and add international flights.
Delta Air Lines is adding a new plane to its fleet, taking the Boeing 717s that Southwest Airlines got when it bought AirTran Airways. Southwest Airlines wanted someone to take the jets.