Tag: Southwest

Atlanta Airport Power Outage: Over 1,500 Flights Cancelled

Reading Time: 2 minutes A power outage brought the world’s busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, ruining holiday travel for thousands and threatening another day of headaches, with hundreds of flights on Monday already canceled. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta lost power shortly after 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, leaving passengers trapped inside airport terminals and some in planes […]

Southwest 3Q Net Profit Up 29.6% Despite Hurricanes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Southwest Airlines weathered hurricanes and a competitive fare environment to post a 29.6% year-over-year (YOY) net profit gain in the third quarter, and the Dallas-based carrier is confident about its prospects for 2018. Citing multiple hurricanes that affected key Southwest markets—costing the Dallas-based carrier $100 million in lost revenue—as well as the mass shooting in […]

Houston Airports To Resume Limited Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Houston Hobby Airport (HOU) have reopened to handle limited domestic flights after being forced to close Aug. 27 because of severe flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. “The plan is to begin a phased return to service, with full service expected by this weekend,” the Houston Airport System, which […]

Southwest B737 Engine Shuts Down In Flight Over The Chicago

Reading Time: 1 minute A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, performing flight from Chicago Midway to Bradley with 139 passengers and 5 crew, was in the initial climb out of Midway Airport when the crew reported the right hand engine (CFM56) had failed. They wanted to divert to Chicago O’Hare. The aircraft stopped the climb at 3000 feet and diverted […]

Southwest To Open More International Flights

Reading Time: 1 minute Southwest Airlines plans to launch new international flights from Fort Lauderdale, Nashville, and St. Louis beginning in November. All flights are subject to government approvals. The Dallas-based carrier will offer nonstop services from Fort Lauderdale (Florida) to San Jose (Costa Rica) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) starting in November. Also, from Nov. 11, Southwest will […]

Southwest to Boost Capacity 3.5% in 2017, Announces 22 New Routes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Southwest Airlines, which plans to grow capacity 3.5% in 2017, has released details on 22 new and seasonal routes, including four international routes originating from its forthcoming international concourse at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. As of Nov. 30, 2016, the Dallas, Texas-based carrier had taken delivery of 131 of 155 Boeing 737-800s on […]

Southwest Posts Record Q1 Net Profit

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bolstered by continued traffic growth and lower fuel prices, Southwest Airlines announced a record first-quarter profit of $511 million on Thursday, a 13 percent increase compared to last year that exceeded analysts’ expectations. The Dallas-based company also said it plans to accelerate the retirement of its “Classic” Boeing 737-300 fleet to be complete by third […]