Latest Southwest Airlines Co News

Southwest posts record revenue but warns of rising costs

Jul. 28, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines' second-quarter profit doubled to $760 million on record revenue, but the carrier warned that rising costs and lower productivity are likely to continue in the second half of the year. Southwest shares fell 7% in afternoon trading Thursday. ...

Whistleblowers hit Southwest, FAA for lax safety practices

Jul. 27, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Federal officials say that Southwest Airlines and the union representing its pilots have resisted cooperating with investigations into accidents and other incidents and pushed to close the matters quickly. In one instance disclosed Wednesday, the Federal Aviation...

American Airlines earns $476 million on record revenue in 2Q

Jul. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines earned $476 million in the second quarter on record revenue from summer travelers and said Thursday that it expects to remain profitable in the third quarter. It was American's first quarterly profit without government pandemic aid in the COVID-19...

Spirit wins takeoff and landing rights at key Newark airport

Jul. 05, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spirit Airlines will get valuable takeoff and landing times that Southwest Airlines is abandoning at busy Newark-Liberty International Airport near New York City. The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday that Spirit “is most likely to provide the lowest...

Delta wins right to stay at Dallas airport after lawsuit

Jun. 23, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines will be able to continue operating flights at Dallas Love Field for another six years, under a settlement approved by the city council. The agreement, which passed without debate this week, appears to end a long court fight over gates at the city-owned...

Pilots picket as airline unions leverage summer travel woes

Jun. 21, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hundreds of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots stood in perfect lines in the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field on Tuesday, holding signs that blamed Southwest management for delays and cancellations that have upset passengers. Every once in a while, a motorist...

Today in History: June 18, first U.S. woman in space

Jun. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 18, the 169th day of 2022. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues...

Asian shares' rise broadly cheered by US earnings, rally

May. 26, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares gained Friday as investors cheered a strong set of earnings from retailers that has sent U.S. shares higher. Benchmarks were rising in early trading across the region, including Japan, China, Australia and South Korea. “Improved risk...

Southwest, JetBlue boost forecasts on strong travel demand

May. 26, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Airline stocks rallied Thursday after Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways said revenue from summer travel will be stronger than previously expected as travel bounces back after two years of the pandemic. The comments, which the airlines made in regulatory...

This refreshing airline amenity is making a comeback

May. 25, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

For those among us who like a tipple after takeoff, consider this a sign that the world is healing: Many airlines are resuming in-flight meals and alcohol service. Early on in the pandemic, many airlines completely cut in-flight refreshment offerings (aside from perhaps a hasty water...