12-Sep-2011 1:43 PM

Southwest Airlines cautiously optimistic about forward bookings, raises fares

Southwest Airlines Senior VP Finance and CFO Laura Wright, at the Annual Dahlman Rose & Co Global Transportation Conference on 07-Sep-2011, stated Southwest is cautiously optimistic with forward bookings continuing strong, despite the poor economic news of recent weeks.

Southwest has introduced a USD6 to USD10 per round trip fare increase, matching the recent rise in fares by other major carriers.