July 2, 2022
Southwest Airlines
History

6/18/1971: Southwest Airlines Commences Operations

This is the story of the maiden flight of the “love airline,” Southwest Airlines (WN) in 1971.

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Airlines Industry

Southwest Airlines Unveils Major Cabin Upgrades

Southwest Airlines (WN) has unveiled a series of cabin and customer experience upgrades to compete with other full-service U.S. carriers.

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Airlines

Airlines Respond Quickly to Strike down of Mask Mandate

They’ll refer to it as the “Day the Dam Broke.” Most major US airlines are dropping their mask requirements after today’s mandate overturn.

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AVJobs Featured Interview

Jobs in Aviation: Inflight Safety Program Manager

While pilots or flight attendants are the most well-known jobs in aviation, there are many individuals working behind the scenes in the air travel industry.

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Airlines

Thousand of Flights Delayed, Hundred Canceled amid Florida Storms

As thunderstorms in Florida hindered traffic during spring break, airlines canceled hundreds of weekend flights, with thousands more delayed.

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Airlines Airports Events Routes

Southwest Airlines Inaugurates Miami Service (+Photos)

MIAMI – Southwest Airlines (WN) today inaugurated a much-anticipated service out of Miami International Airport (MIA) with Airways highlighting the new touchdown in South Florida. The service, running 12 daily flights to Houston William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW), Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI), and Tampa International Airport (TPA) actually began […]

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Pioneers

The Valiant Leader: Remembering Southwest’s Jim Parker…

LONDON – Earlier this month, we had the loss of Southwest Airlines’ Co-Founder and ex-CEO Herb Kelleher. It seems that tragedy has struck for the second time in the space of a month with the passing of previous CEO James “Jim” Parker. According to Southwest, Parker had died unexpectedly on Jan 26 after dinner “with […]

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Airlines

Southwest Opens Ft Lauderdale International Gateway Focus City

NASSAU — Sunday, Southwest Airlines celebrated the opening of its newest international gateway airport at its Ft. Lauderdale / Hollywood (FLL) focus city with a daily round-trip flight to Nassau, Bahamas doing the honors. The airline is initially starting off modestly with the service to Nassau, followed by Santa Clara, Varadero, and Havana, Cuba services […]

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