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Key Revenue Measure Up At Southwest Airlines

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.


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Southwest Airlines Adding Routes In November

Southwest Airlines said Monday that it will add new service and take over some routes from its AirTran Airways subsidiary beginning in November.


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Houston City Council OKs Southwest Expansion

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.


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Delta Adding Southwest’s 717s To Its Fleet

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.


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Southwest Passenger Revenue Up 7- To 8-Percent

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.


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Southwest Airlines Gets International Flight Help

Southwest Airlines said Thursday that it will use a travel-reservations system from Amadeus IT Group to operate international flights in 2014.


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Southwest Airlines Posts $98 Million Q1 Profit

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.


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Southwest Airlines To Start Flights In Des Moines

Southwest Airlines will operate two round-trip flights between Des Moines and Chicago beginning on September 30.


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AirTran Tops U.S. Airline Rankings Again

This is now the second year in a row that AirTran Airways topped the rankings of the nation’s 15 largest airlines included in an annual report.


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FAA Gives Final Approval For Southwest-AirTran Merger

Southwest Airlines said that the FAA granted it a single operating certificate for both it and AirTran Airways. It’s the FAA’s final approval for their merger.


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Southwest Airlines Mechanics Reject Seniority Plan

Southwest Airlines mechanics rejected a plan for combining their seniority list with that of mechanics at AirTran Airways. The dispute could go to arbitration.


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Southwest & AirTran Flight Attendants Closer To Merge

Flight attendants for Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have voted to ratify an agreement allowing the combining their seniority lists.