Articles tagged “southwest airlines”

Southwest Sees U.S. Tax Bill as Opportunity to Buy New Planes

Southwest Sees U.S. Tax Bill as Opportunity to Buy New Planes

Richard Clough and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Kelly isn't the only CEO in the travel industry who can't wait for Congress to approve a tax overhaul, and the bill could shape many companies' growth plans.

3 days ago

Southwest Takes Customer Service Seriously — Airline Innovation Report

Southwest Takes Customer Service Seriously — Airline Innovation Report

Brian Sumers, Skift

When something goes wrong on a flight, Southwest tries to be proactive in communicating with customers. Is this the right approach? Or should Southwest wait until passengers complain?

3 weeks ago

Southwest Has Minor On-Time Performance Issues With New Boeing Aircraft

Southwest Has Minor On-Time Performance Issues With New Boeing Aircraft

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

New planes often have teething issues. Southwest's problems with the Boeing 737 Max seem minor, and the airline should sort them out soon.

1 month ago

Southwest Airlines Considers Flying Short-Hops Between Hawaiian Islands

Southwest Airlines Considers Flying Short-Hops Between Hawaiian Islands

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

For an airline, launching inter-island Hawaii flights sounds enticing. The weather is good, fares are relatively high, and demand is steady. But many carriers have failed in trying to build a franchise to compete with Hawaiian Airlines. It owns the market and has the right plane — the Boeing 717 — to serve it.

1 month ago

Southwest Airlines Joins the Chorus of Carriers Projecting Higher Airfares to End the Year

Southwest Airlines Joins the Chorus of Carriers Projecting Higher Airfares to End the Year

Associated Press

Now that it's figured out its labor issues and revamped its reservation system, Southwest Airlines has its sights set on Hawaii as low-cost competition heats up in the continental U.S.

2 months ago

Southwest Airlines Will Fly to Hawaii as Soon as Next Year

Southwest Airlines Will Fly to Hawaii as Soon as Next Year

Brian Sumers, Skift

After years of hinting, Southwest will finally fly to Hawaii. This is good news for passengers, as fares may fall — if only slightly. Other airlines won't want to let Southwest win too much market share.

2 months ago

Southwest Air Says Natural Disasters Will Cost It $100 Million

Southwest Air Says Natural Disasters Will Cost It $100 Million

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Southwest rarely gets put in this position. Which makes us think that despite the high price tag, it is not going into the next quarter panicking about its performance.

3 months ago

American Airlines Expects Irma Will Be Short-Term Blip on Revenues

American Airlines Expects Irma Will Be Short-Term Blip on Revenues

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines might have some trouble in the Caribbean longer term, but Florida should bounce back relatively quickly. That's good news for American and other U.S. airlines.

3 months ago

Southwest Airlines Planning Houston Flight Resumption After Hurricane Harvey

Southwest Airlines Planning Houston Flight Resumption After Hurricane Harvey

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The human tragedy of Hurricane Harvey is topmost on our minds, but we're also watching how the forced shutdown of crude-oil refineries and pipelines along the U.S. Gulf Coast will affect airlines.

4 months ago

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Private Jet Companies and Airlines Know How to Profit From the Eclipse

Thomas Black, Bloomberg

We doubt the eclipse 99 years ago had such a commericial bent. But, hey, why shouldn't aviation businesses try to profit from a natural phenomenon?

4 months ago

Southwest CEO Doesn’t Expect Business to Be This Good Forever

Southwest CEO Doesn’t Expect Business to Be This Good Forever

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly doesn't always make the decisions that Wall Street wants to see, so don't expect him to deviate from his cautious stance.

5 months ago

Warren Buffett Reveals Bigger Stake in Southwest and American Airlines

Warren Buffett Reveals Bigger Stake in Southwest and American Airlines

Associated Press

The legendary investor's firm, Berkshire Hathaway, is doubling down on its previous $9 billion bet on the sector by buying more shares of American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. The resulting push up in share price means this has been a good time to be an airline investor.

7 months ago