Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines Announces Leadership Updates

by | May 3, 2024
Southwest Airlines said that Jason Van Eaton is being promoted to EVP, chief regulatory & corporate affairs officer, and Jeff Novota is being promoted to vice president general counsel & corporate secretary.
The first-ever AI 75 — the most innovative people in artificial intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth — is revealed on May 2 at Convergence AI.
Presenting the First-Ever AI 75: Meet the Most Innovative Leaders in Artificial Intelligence in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | May 2, 2024
Dallas Innovates, the Dallas Regional Chamber, and Dallas AI have teamed up to launch the inaugural AI 75 list. The 2024 program honors the most significant people in AI in DFW in seven categories—the visionaries, creators, and influencers you need to know.
Southwest Airlines Launches ‘Big Flex’ Campaign with Cheeky Humor and a Pooch
by | Apr 25, 2024
How relaxed can you get? In a new brand campaign from agencies Spark Foundry and GSD&M, Southwest Airlines has some ideas. One thing that can help ease your way across the country: two checked-free bags packed with shampoo. (And not the 3-ounce kind.)
Southwest Airlines Nominates 14 Candidates for Board of Directors Election May 15
by | Apr 5, 2024

The board of directors of Dallas-based Southwest Airlines disclosed in the company’s proxy statement that 14 candidates have been nominated to stand for election at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 15....


Southwest Airlines Launches Sustainable Aviation Fuel Venture Arm, Invests $30M in LanzaJet

by | Feb 28, 2024
As part of its Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures investment portfolio, Southwest announced a $30 million investment in LanzaJet Inc., a SAF technology provider and producer with a patented ethanol-to-SAF technology and the world's first ethanol-to-SAF commercial plant.
From New Seats to Cabin Interiors to Uniforms, Southwest Airlines Is Onboarding a Fresh Look
by | Feb 2, 2024
The Dallas-based low-cost carrier has partnered with Netherlands-based Tangerine to create an updated cabin interior for new aircraft deliveries beginning in early 2025. The "calm blue palette" includes new RECARO seats with tablet- and phone-friendly seat backs, along with other features that are part of a $2 billion investment in customer experience upgrades.
Dallas’ Avix Aero Appoints Former Southwest Airlines Exec as New CEO
by | Jan 26, 2024
Avix Aero said Bill Tiffany will be responsible for broadening and accelerating the industry's adoption of Avix Aero's Strut Data Collection System, improving a critical element of global air travel operations.
Southwest Airlines Nominates Bell CEO to Its Board
by | Dec 8, 2023
Lisa Atherton, along with other board nominees, will be on the ballot at Southwest's Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 15.

Southwest Focuses On Operations, Planning & Perks With 5 Executive Promotions

by | Oct 18, 2023
Southwest Airlines is elevating five veteran leaders to vice president roles bolstering its operations, planning, customer perks, and more. The strategic promotions are a continuation of the airline's restructuring efforts started in September 2022.
Southwest Airlines Offers Flights To View 2024 Solar Eclipse from the Sky
by | Oct 16, 2023
Dallas-Fort Worth will have one of the best views on earth of the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. But if you want to see the eclipse in an even more memorable way, Southwest has some flights that will be traveling right along the "path of totality."
Tenet Healthcare Appoints Former U.S. Senator to Board of Directors
by | Aug 11, 2023

Tenet Healthcare Corp. of Dallas announced that former U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has been appointed to the Tenet board of directors.

Blunt will serve as a member of the Audit Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee....

Staffing Unicorn ShiftKey Taps New Board Members, Including Southwest Airlines President & CEO
by | Aug 2, 2023
Just weeks ago, the Irving-based $2 billion-plus healthcare staffing platform announced top leadership moves and a new website and visual identity. Now it's added some big names to its board.

Southwest Airlines Adds Former U.S. Senator to Its Board of Directors

by | Jul 21, 2023

Former U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt has been appointed as a member of the board of directors by Dallas-based Southwest Airlines.

Blunt has been the chairman of the Leadership Strategies Advisory Services Group in the Washington, D.C. office of Husch Blackwell Strategies, a government affairs advisory firm, since April, Southwest said.

Previously, he was a United States Senator from the State of Missouri (2011 to 2023), and as U.S....

Texas Dominates Nationally, Dallas‑Fort Worth Steps Up With 24 on 2023 Fortune 500 List
Texas still reigns as the state hosting the most Fortune 500 companies. Plus, this year's list breaks a glass ceiling with 52 women at the helm of Fortune 500 companies.
Southwest Airlines Debuts Its First-Ever Brand Film ‘Alone In Tombstone’
by | May 11, 2023
A coming-of-age tale about life, love, and loss, the short film was produced on location at Mescal Movie Set in Benson, Arizona. It tells the story of a young woman searching for her place in life when she suddenly encounters a surprise visitor. Here's how it got made—and how you can watch it.
Southwest Airlines Promotes Exec to SVP and Chief Information Officer
by | Feb 2, 2023

Dallas-headquartered Southwest Airlines Co. has promoted Lauren Woods from vice president of technology to senior vice president and chief information officer.

She will report to Chief Administration & Communications Officer Linda Rutherford....