Southwest Airlines in a nutshell


A legend and pioneer of low-cost flying, Southwest Airlines is still the largest low-cost airline in the world with more than 720 aircraft and the second largest airline in the world by passenger traffic. With major bases in almost every major US city, Southwest is known for its very frequent service, flying between major airports every 20-30 minutes during peak hours.

The company's fleet includes only one type, the Boeing 737.

Southwest Airlines
IATA code
United States of America
Country of origin
18. 06. 1971

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