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Southwest Airlines to trim 190 flights over the Northern Winter

1-Sep-2008

Southwest, which has so far largely resisted the capacity reductions enacted by other US carriers in response to high fuel prices and a weak economy, announced plans to eliminate 196 services in 1Q09. The cuts coincide with the non-peak Winter period. [1339 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Capacity and fleet growth relatively flat in 2009
  • Fuel hedging position unwinding
  • Celebrates 12 months back at San Francisco
  • Denver: Southwest's "fastest-growing city ever"
  • Invests USD300,000 on lobbying efforts in 2Q08
  • Announces new VP Strategy & Change Leadership

Graphs and data:

  • Southwest Airlines' capacity (ASK) growth: Jan-04 to May-08
  • Southwest Airlines' total delivery schedule
  • Southwest Fuel Hedging Programme: as at Jul-08
  • San Francisco International Airport domestic capacity (seats) share: Week commencing 25-Aug-08
  • The "Southwest Effect" at SFO
  • New services from Denver: Jun-08 and Sep-08
  • Denver International Airport domestic capacity (seats) share: Week commencing 25-Aug-08
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