Latest Southwest Airlines Co News

Southwest suffers technology problem for second straight day

Jun. 15, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said it was working Tuesday to restore normal operations after a technology-related issue interfered with flights for the second straight day. By midafternoon, the nation’s fourth-largest airline had canceled about 500 flights and...

Ex-Southwest Airlines pilot sentenced for lewd act on flight

May. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A retired Southwest Airlines pilot was sentenced to probation Friday after pleading guilty to exposing his genitals to a female first officer and watching pornography on a laptop during a flight from Philadelphia to Florida last year. Michael...

Southwest bans woman accused of assaulting flight attendant

May. 27, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines has banned a woman accused of punching a flight attendant in the face last weekend in an incident that highlighted a recent increase in unruly passengers. An airline executive disclosed the ban Thursday in a message to employees. ...

Boeing to pay $17 million to settle plane production issues

May. 27, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

Federal officials say Boeing will pay at least $17 million and take steps to fix production problems on its 737 jets, including the Max. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that the settlement covers the installation of unapproved sensors and other parts on...

Woman charged with assaulting Southwest flight attendant

May. 25, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — San Diego authorities charged a 28-year-old woman with felony battery after an attack on a Southwest Airlines plane in which a flight attendant lost two teeth and suffered other injuries to her face. The incident marked an escalation in unruly behavior by...

US officials seek big fines against more airline passengers

May. 17, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are continuing to pursue large penalties against a few airline passengers accused of disrupting flights. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that it will seek fines totaling more than $100,000 against four passengers on...

FAA approves Boeing fix for jets grounded by electrical flaw

May. 13, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a Boeing procedure to fix about 100 jets that have been idled for the past month because of improper electrical grounding of some components, and some of the planes could be flying again in the next few days. A Boeing...

Airlines waiting for word from Boeing on fixing Max planes

Apr. 22, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

More than 100 new Boeing 737 Max jetliners remain grounded by problems with an electrical issue in some components, and airlines are waiting for Boeing to come up with a plan for repairing the planes. The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday that it has notified...

US aid lifts Southwest to Q1 profit, American loses $1.25B

Apr. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

With a strong push from taxpayers, Southwest Airlines is the first major U.S. airline to report a profit since the pandemic started, and airlines executives say that the industry is on course to recover from a financial crisis caused by the pandemic. Southwest Chairman...

US airline bailout helps Southwest post $116 million profit

Apr. 22, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines is the first major U.S. airline to report a profit since the pandemic started, as federal payroll aid helped boost the company to net income of $116 million in the first quarter. Without the federal money, Southwest would have lost $1...