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Southwest Airlines Exercises 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8 Options

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines has revised its future firm order delivery schedule with Boeing to support future fleet modernization. The Company exercised 40 737 MAX 8 options which adds 10 additional firm orders in each year 2019 through 2022. Additionally, five 737 MAX 8 firm orders were shifted from 2019 into fourth quarter 2018, and three pre-owned […]

Southwest Airlines Cancels Flights for Engine Inspections after Deadly Accident

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines has canceled 40 flights a day since they announced their voluntary inspection program following a deadly accident aboard a plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia. The airline has canceled 91 flights for Monday, according to flight tracker FlightAware. The airline has cancelled 20 flights to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International […]

One Dead after the Engine Explodes on a Southwest Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 with 149 people aboard performed an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on April 17 after an engine exploded and broke apart in mid-air causing one fatality. Depending on the information of the flight tracking website, FlightAware.com, Southwest flight 1380 took off from New York’s LaGuardia Airport at around 10:27 […]

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines Boeing 737, performing flight from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles with 110 people on board, was climbing out Salt Lake City when the crew reported they had engine compressor stalls, there were streaks of flame but not engine fire indication. The crew levelled off at 10,000 feet, shut the engine down and […]

Southwest Boeing 737 Engine Shuts Down In Flight Near Nashville

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 performing flight from Philadelphia to Nashville was enroute about to begin the descent into Nashville when an engine emitted a loud bang, streaks of flames and sparks prompting the crew to shut the engine down. Descending towards Nashville the controllers asked whether they were a divert, the crew advised Nashville was […]

Southwest Airlines Brings Back to Work Over 2,700 Flight Attendants
Southwest Expects $100 Million Hit From Hurricanes

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines expects to lose $100 million in revenue in the third quarter because of the recent spate of hurricanes, and has downgraded its unit revenue and cost guidance for the September quarter. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Southwest said it has canceled approximately 5,000 flights during the current […]

Southwest Places an Order for 100 More Boeing 737 MAX
Southwest Airlines Announces Delivery Of Its First Boeing 737 MAX 8

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines Co. extended its legacy of aircraft innovation by taking delivery of the airline’s first Boeing 737 MAX 8. Southwest is the first airline in the United States to receive the 737 MAX, and the carrier expects to take delivery of eight more MAX aircraft in the coming weeks with the intent to launch […]

Qatar Airways Reverses Decision To Buy 10% Stake In American Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute Qatar Airways has announced its decision not to proceed with the acquisition of a 10% stake in American Airlines, “taking into account the latest public disclosure” of the airline. A spokeswoman for the public relations firm representing the American carrier in the U.S. said it would not elaborate on what was being referred to as […]

Southwest Pilots Ratify New Labor Contract After 4+ Years of Talks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines pilots have voted by an 84%-16% margin to ratify a new labor contract, ending more than four years of sometimes contentious negotiations. The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA), which represents the carrier’s 8,400 pilots, said 96.3% of eligible flight deck crew participated in the vote. The new contract will run through August 2020. […]

Low-Cost Air Carriers Spreading Wings Over the Atlantic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Low-cost air carriers are spreading their wings across the Atlantic, much to the chagrin of the major airlines now forced to serve new destinations and cut fares. Transatlantic flights operated by Norwegian Air, Iceland’s Wow air, Canada’s WestJet and Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc have multiplied in recent years as jet fuel has grown cheaper. Frequently […]