NEWSMar 29, 2022Wanna Get Away Plus: Southwest\'s Newest Fare TypeSouthwest Airlines, the world’s largest low-cost carrier, has recently unveiled its new fare type: Wanna Get Away Plus. This new fare, which will be the airline’s second cheapest offering to its passengers, gives customers more flexibility in their travel plans. Read More →
NEWSMar 23, 2022Southwest Airlines Becomes Official Airline of Colorado RockiesIn the past few years, Denver has become a city of importance for low-fare king Southwest Airlines. After new route additions during the pandemic were complete, the Mile High City became the carrier’s largest city in terms of passengers carried. Now, Southwest seems to be looking to reaffirm its dedication to Denver by becoming the official airline for the Colorado RockiesRead More →
NEWSMar 18, 2022Spirit Airlines Grows Presence in San Diego for First Time in Five YearsUltra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is now joining Southwest as the second airline to operate flights from San Diego to Oakland. Spirit's ultra-low-fares might be enough to shift the pendulum in its favor against Southwest. Read More →
INFORMATIONALFeb 26, 2022Southwest Airlines Considers DFW for Future GrowthLow-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has a history of avoiding busier hub airports. Despite this, ever since the mid-2000s, the carrier has begun adding some of America’s busiest airports to their network. Comments from one of Southwest’s former executives revealed there could be more of these additions in the future, more specifically in their hometown of Dallas.
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NEWSFeb 08, 2022Southwest Airlines Reports Fourth Quarter ProfitSouthwest Airlines recently posted a 68 million dollar profit for the fourth quarter of 2021. This marks a significant milestone in the airline’s recovery.
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INFORMATIONALFeb 02, 2022Mile High Stakes: The Fight For DenverDenver International Airport is one of the busiest hubs in the nation. Because of its centralized geography and status as an outdoor gateway, both Southwest and United Airlines have been fighting to be the airline of choice in the Mile High City.
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INFORMATIONALJan 24, 2022The Evolution of The Low-Cost Airline Business ModelLow-cost carriers have left an incredibly strong impact on the airline industry across the world. However, the low-cost business model that is dominant in the marketplace today differs drastically when compared to how low-cost airlines originally entered the industry.Read More →
INFORMATIONALJan 08, 2022The Rise and Fall of United ShuttleIn the early 1990s, United Airlines’ domination of Californian markets was threatened by the entrance of low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines. In response, United established their own low-cost “airline within an airline”, eventually named United Shuttle, in an attempt to defend their west coast turf.
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NEWSJan 03, 2022Winter Storm Prompts Hundreds of Southwest Airlines Flight CancellationsWith a Winter Storm Frida approaching the northeast, Southwest has proactively canceled more than 100 flights from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. These cancellations are reflective of the vulnerabilities airline networks face during inclement weather and the ongoing pandemic.Read More →
INFORMATIONALDec 26, 2021The Wright Amendment: Wrong For SouthwestWith the Airline Deregulation Act being signed into law in 1978, many feared that Southwest’s new growth opportunities at Dallas Love Field Airport threatened the newly built Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s dominance. The Wright Amendment, designed to restrict Love Field and Southwest’s growth, sparked an intense, decades-long debate that mixed business, government, and citizens around the cause to “Set Love Free”.Read More →