Southwest Airlines Co.
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.
Rollin King, a San Antonio businessman who helped start Southwest Airlines Co. and create a new age of competition in the airline industry, has died at 83. King died Thursday in Dallas of the effects from a major stroke about a year ago.
Southwest Airlines says it will be offering four round-trip flights each day between Las Vegas and Dallas Love Field Airport starting this fall.
A newly released air traffic control recording captures the confusion when a Southwest Airlines plane landed at the wrong Missouri airport in January.
Average fares are rising on Southwest Airlines Co., the fuel bill is shrinking, and profit is soaring.