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World’s largest low carrier airline, Southwest Airlines is a major US airline and the airline’s headquarter is at Dallas in Texas. Currently the airline has around 46,000 employees and operates more than 3,400 flights per day.As of August 2012, Southwest Airline was declared to be the largest operator of the Boeing 737 worldwide with over 550 in service, each averaging six flights per day.

History

Southwest Airline was established on 15th March 1967 after the merger of Air Southwest Co and Herb Kelleher and at that time the airline operated only in the Texas region. The name Air Southwest Com was changed to Southwest Airline Co. on March 29th 1971. Fortune has listed Southwest Airlines as number three among America’s Top Ten most admired corporations among all the industries in year 2004. In May 2014 Southwest Airlines announced that it has chosen Amadeus IT Group replace its current domestic reservation system. The new branding, including a new livery and logo were introduced in September 2014.

Fleet

As per the records collected in January 2015, the Southwest Airline has around 647 fleets with an average age of 11.5 years. The airline operates only Boeing aircrafts and is world's largest operator of the Boeing 737, was the launch customer of the 737-300, -500 and -700, and will be the launch customer of the 737 Max 7 and 8. Southwest placed an order of 150 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the delivery of which will start from 2017 onwards.  An additional order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX 7 was placed on May 15th 2013 and the delivery of these aircrafts is scheduled for 2019. Southwest's original primary livery was desert gold, red and orange, with pinstripes of white separating each section of color. The new livery was showcased on September 8, 2014 and uses a darker shade of blue. Yellow has replaced the orange tail stripe and the belly of the aircraft is now in blue and features a heart, which has been a symbol for Southwest from the past 43 years.

Awards

Since its establishment in the year 1967, the Southwest Airline has received many awards and recognitions. The company has been profitable for the last 43 years and never had layoffs or involuntary furloughs. From the past 20 years, the airline has made it to the Fortune magazine’s list of ‘most admired companies’. Mentioned below are some of the awards –

·         Southwest Receives Multiple Awards for Outstanding Service Including the Diamond Award and Domestic Carrier of the Year in 2013

·         Air Transport World Magazine Names Southwest Airlines Eco-Pioneer of the Year in 2012

·         Southwest Airlines Receives Domestic Carrier Of The Year in 2011            

Routes and Destinations

At present Southwest Airlines operates in 93 destinations in 41 states including Purto Rico and abroad. Services to Mexico City, Mexico (MEX) and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) started in November 2014. The count of cities is expected to increase to 96 by 2015. Southwest does not use the ‘hub and spoke’ system of other major airlines, preferring the ‘point-to-point’ system.

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