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.
Southwest Airlines Co. said a key measure of passenger revenue rose as much as 8 percent last month as it benefited from fare increases even as its planes carried fewer people.
Southwest Airlines said Thursday that it will use a travel-reservations system from Amadeus IT Group to operate international flights in 2014.
Southwest Airlines earned $98 million in the first quarter, the company reported, helped by deals designed to blunt the pain of higher jet fuel prices.