The History Of Southwest Airlines

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The History of Southwest Airlines
Andre McCoy
Middle Tennessee State University
Andrew B. Symonds
Intro. To Aerospace 1020
October 22, 2015

The History of Southwest Airlines
Introduction
The Southwest is a leading American air service and is the largest low-priced service provider with the base in Texas. The airline came to existence in 1976 and its name became Southwest in 1971. According to an overview in 2014 the company has around 45k employees and around 3.4k flights are operated each day. Mostly Southwest Airlines uses 737s, except in 1970s and 1980s, when it rented some 727s from BI airlines. Over the last couple of years southwest is facing certain logistic issues, which is not only damaging its reputation but also affecting its business strategies (Gittell, 2004).
Southwest airline is the biggest airline in the United States carrying more than. It is the sixth largest US airline by revenue and maintains the second largest fleet of airliners of all commercial airlines worldwide. On July 12, 2008, Southwest operated approximately 3,500 daily flights. The airline is based in 2702 Love Field Drive Texas, adjacent to the airport “Love Field”.
According to statistics, Southwest Airline carried more passengers than any other US based airline since 2006.These statistics include all the international and national passengers’ routes. It is estimated that Southwest is one of the most profitable airlines in the world.
According to the Department of Transportation of
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