Southwest Airlines reported that traffic increased by 6 percent in February. Passengers flew more, flights were more crowded, and a key revenue figure went up last month.
Dallas-based Southwest plans to operate the flights beginning in October from a new international terminal being built at Houston’s Hobby Airport.
Southwest Airlines, UPS and the National Weather Service are testing new technology that could lead to more accurate forecasts.
Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days.
Southwest Airlines Inc. says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails.
Hundreds of flights have been canceled over the long Presidents Day weekend, as a winter storm rolled through parts of the Midwest and Northeast on Sunday and Monday.
Southwest adds nonstop flights to ten new destinations starting in April. Fare sale through the weekend.
American Airlines, US Airways and their regional carriers have canceled almost 1,800 flights due to winter storms in the Midwest and Northeast.
Southwest Airlines Co. has reached a deal to gain more gates at Love Field and expand nonstop service.
Twitter threats directed at flight 4200 from San Diego to Dallas.
Leaders of United and Southwest gave an upbeat forecast for 2015 that combined strong travel demand and cheaper fuel. Airline stocks soared on Thursday.
Southwest Airlines reported on Thursday that its fourth-quarter net income slipped 10 percent, but the Dallas company’s results still beat Wall Street expectations.