Southwest Airlines Co


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Q3 2020 Southwest Airlines Co Earnings Release

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Southwest Airlines CEO Says Customers Already Responding To New Routes Announced On Thursday With Bookings

Southwest Airlines CEO Says Need PSP Extension To Avoid Possible Layoffs

Southwest Airlines Says Continues To Expect Its Q3 2020 Capacity To Fall In Range Of 30% To 35%, Year-Over-Year


About Southwest Airlines Co

Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) operates Southwest Airlines, a passenger airline that provides scheduled air transportation in the United States and near-international markets. The Company provides point-to-point service. The Company offers ancillary service offerings, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors, in accordance with Southwest's respective policies. Southwest's Rapid Rewards frequent flyer program enables program members (Members) to earn points for every dollar spent on Southwest fares. Its Internet Website,, is an avenue for Southwest customers to purchase and manage travel online. As of December 31, 2016, Southwest operated a total of 723 Boeing 737 aircraft and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and eight near-international countries: Mexico, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, and Cuba.



Contact Info

2702 Love Field Dr

PO Box 36611



United States


Executive Leadership

Gary C. Kelly

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas M. Nealon


Ron Ricks

Vice Chairman of the Board

Tammy Romo

Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael G. Van de Ven

Chief Operating Officer

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UPDATE 1-Southwest flight attendants reject call for pay cuts, urge federal aid

The union representing Southwest Airlines' flight attendants on Tuesday rejected management's call for negotiated pay cuts to avoid furloughs and renewed calls for more airline aid from Washington.

Southwest flight attendants reject idea of pay cuts, call for govt aid

The union representing Southwest Airlines' flight attendants rejected management's call for negotiated pay cuts to avoid furloughs and renewed calls for lawmakers to pass a fresh federal payroll support program for U.S. airlines.

UPDATE 3-Southwest seeks pay cuts from unions to avoid layoffs through 2021

Southwest Airlines said on Monday it is asking unions to agree to pay cuts in order to prevent furloughs and layoffs through 2021 as the industry struggles to stem losses from the coronavirus pandemic in the absence of more federal aid.

Southwest Airline to avoid furloughs and layoffs through 2021 - CEO

Southwest Airline plans to avoid furloughs and layoffs through 2021, Chief Executive Gary Kelly told employees on Monday.

Layoffs loom if payroll aid is not extended, Southwest Airlines CEO warns

Southwest Airlines Co could be forced to lay off thousands of employees due to the coronavirus crisis in the absence of an extension of federal payroll aid, its Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly said on Thursday.

Southwest CEO 'hopeful' for more airline aid despite Washington impasse -CNBC interview

Southwest Airlines Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Wednesday he is "hopeful" that Washington lawmakers can reach an agreement on more aid for airlines, despite a deadlock over coronavirus relief.

UPDATE 1-Southwest says half of grounded Boeing 737-800 planes back in service

Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it has now returned to service about half the 115 Boeing 737-800 aircraft it temporarily grounded after it discovered discrepancies in aircraft weight data.

UPDATE 2-Southwest to keep blocking middle seats through November

Southwest Airlines Co said on Wednesday it will continue to limit the number of seats sold on each flight, allowing middle seats to remain open through November, and expects its daily cash burn to slow in the third quarter as bookings improve.

Southwest cuts third-quarter cash burn outlook

Southwest Airlines Co said on Wednesday it now expects cash burn to slow to $17 million per day in the third quarter, as airlines continued to top the list of industries hit by the coronavirus crisis.

American Airlines says could seek larger Treasury loan, defer 737 MAX deliveries

American Airlines could seek a larger loan from the U.S. Treasury Department, its chief financial officer said on Wednesday, noting that some peers may not use their portion of $25 billion in loans set aside for airlines under the CARES Act.

UPDATE 2-Southwest sees slower Q3 cash burn as bookings improve, demand still choppy

Southwest Airlines said on Wednesday it expects cash burn in the third quarter to slow as bookings improve modestly for August and September, even as demand remains choppy due to the coronavirus crisis, forcing the carrier to cut back its flight schedule.

Southwest forecasts lower third-quarter cash burn as bookings improve

Southwest Airlines Co expects cash burn in the third quarter to slow to about $20 million per day as bookings improve modestly in August, following a weak July due to the coronavirus crisis, the U.S. carrier said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Southwest Airlines CEO calls idea of profit this year 'unrealistic'

Southwest Airlines Co Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Wednesday he does not expect the airline will be profitable in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, snapping a 47-year streak of posting consecutive full-year profits.

Southwest supports union push for 2nd airline bailout, CEO says

Southwest Airlines supports union efforts to convince lawmakers to extend the $32 billion U.S. payroll support program for airlines, airports and contractors set to expire in September, for another six months, Chief Executive Gary Kelly said in a video message to employees.

WRAPUP 1-Big U.S. Boeing customers want the 737 MAX but say contracts need re-set

Two of Boeing Co's biggest commercial airline customers said on Thursday they are still committed to the 737 MAX despite delays in its return to flight and the coronavirus pandemic, though the head of Southwest Airlines said contracts need to be "completely reset."

REFILE-Southwest sees $1 bln in cost savings next year, avoids layoffs for now

Southwest Airlines expects to save more than $1 billion in 2021 thanks to the high number of employees taking early retirement or extended time off as the industry grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, an executive told investors on Thursday.

WRAPUP 3-American and Southwest rethink summer flight adds as demand stalls

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are rethinking the number of flights they had planned to add to their schedules for August and September as COVID-19 cases accelerated in the United States, passing 4 million on Thursday.

Southwest says not scheduling the Boeing 737 MAX until mid-December

Southwest Airlines will keep the Boeing Co 737 MAX off its schedule through mid-December, it said on Thursday, as regulators review the grounded plane's return after two fatal crashes.

UPDATE 1-Southwest says reviewing summer flights as bookings stall

Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it is rethinking the number of flights it had planned to add in August and September as weakening revenue pushes its daily cash burn up.

Southwest posts $915 mln loss in second quarter, warns of more COVID-19 pain

Southwest Airlines Co on Thursday warned that travel demand would remain depressed until a vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 becomes available, as it posted a $915 million loss for the second quarter.

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