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2014-04-15 16:21:03

Southwest Receives Multiple Awards for Domestic Carrier of the Year and Domestic Airline of the Year DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Cargo is leader of the pack when it comes to running a successful operation. The airline was recently named the Airforwarders Association's "Domestic Carrier of the Year" for the fifth year in a row. It also earned the Express Delivery & Logistics Association's (XLA) "Domestic Airline of the Year." This is the 14th year in...

2014-04-14 12:21:26

Southwest ProfitSharing Contributions Total Nearly $2.5 billion Over Four Decades DALLAS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced it will contribute approximately $228 million--the largest total dollar amount ever allocated--directly to Employees through its ProfitSharing Plan this year. The payment is an 88 percent increase over last year's contribution of $121 million. Southwest was the first in the industry to offer a ProfitSharing Plan, and this...

2014-04-10 08:22:06

Partnership Represents Crucial First Step in Making Gogo's Suite of Technology Solutions Available on New Boeing Aircraft Orders ITASCA, Ill., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, has agreed to a technical services agreement (TSA) with Boeing to evaluate Gogo's suite of technology solutions on Boeing commercial aircraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO The...

2014-04-10 08:22:00

WAUKEGAN, Ill., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telefonix, Inc, a design, manufacturing and management company, announces today that is has been selected by Gogo, Inc. (Itasca, Illinois) to develop the ACPU-2 for Gogo's connectivity service. Gogo is the preeminent provider of airborne connectivity solutions enabling airline passengers to stay connected. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140410/PH02277 The ACPU-2 includes all the original interfaces of the original ACPU,...

2014-04-09 16:22:23

DALLAS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines today operates its first revenue flight utilizing a Boeing 737-800 equipped with Aviation Partner's Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets. The newly designed winglet differs than those currently installed on the carrier's fleet of Boeing 737s, with aerodynamic scimitar tips and a large ventral strake on the bottom of the blended winglet structure. By upgrading the 737-800s with Split Scimitar Winglets, annual fuel savings are...

2014-04-08 16:20:39

DALLAS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), today announced they are accepting applications for their annual "Lanzate! / Take Off!" education travel award program. Online applications will be accepted through May 15, 2014, at www.hacu.net. The program is geared toward Hispanic college students with economic need who travel away from home to pursue higher education. Students who...

2014-03-26 16:20:48

ITASCA, Ill., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you're an experienced jetsetter or the occasional leisure traveler, technology is making air travel easier for everyone. Most people know you can check in for your flight before arriving at the airport these days, but that's only the tip of the travel technology iceberg. Just in time for spring break travel, Gogo, the leading provider of in-flight communications services to the global aviation industry, has partnered with tech...

2014-03-25 12:21:46

Customers on flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo and from Atlanta to Tokyo are the First to Enjoy Global Connectivity ITASCA, Ill., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of in-flight communications services to the global aviation industry, announced today that the first aircraft of Delta's long-haul international fleet has gone live with Gogo's connectivity service. Passengers flying on Delta's 747-400 aircraft flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo and...

2014-03-25 12:21:28

Airline Attributes Program Success to Partnerships with Denver ARTCC, Denver TRACON, Denver ATCT, and the Denver International Airport DALLAS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is flying fuel efficient and environmentally friendly Required Navigational Performance (RNP) approaches at Denver International Airport (DIA). RNP approaches can reduce flying by 3-5 miles during a visual approach and up to 20 miles during an instrument approach each time they...

2014-03-24 12:20:59

GREEN, Ohio, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines, the busiest airline operating from Akron-Canton Airport (CAK), is adding new nonstop service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) on November 2, 2014. The two daily round-trip flights will be available for purchase beginning May 19, 2014. Both trips will be aboard Southwest's comfy 143-seat Boeing 737-700 jet. Southwest was recently awarded 54 slots into DCA as a result of the American/ US Airways...