From its first flights on june 18, 1971, southwest airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel described by the us department of transportation as the southwest effect, a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves. The role of the southwest culture in the history of the united states of america.
The united states, undergoing a period of expansion, annexed the republic of texas, which initiated a war with mexico for control of much of the southwest after the war between the us and mexico (1846-1848), the us negotiated to receive lands that became the states we know as new mexico, arizona, nevada, utah, and colorado.
Us airlines' domestic market share american customer satisfaction index scores for airlines in the united states from 1995 to revenue of southwest airlines 2010-2017 united. As of december 31, 2016, southwest operated a total of 723 boeing 737 aircraft and served 101 destinations in 40 states, the district of columbia, the commonwealth of puerto rico, and eight near-international countries: mexico, jamaica, the bahamas, aruba, dominican republic, costa rica, belize and cuba.
Southwest corporate fact sheet executive leadership headquarters about the company history daily departures southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 99 destinations in the united states and 10 additional countries southwest has announced its intention to sell tickets in 2018 for service to hawaii. Airline industry overview • economics – revenues – cost • externals global market • 2000 airlines operang more than 23,000 aircra, providing – southwest – airtran.
Commercial air travel is the safest form of intercity transportation in the united states every day us airlines transport more than 23 million passengers and more than 55,000 tons of cargo safety is our number one priority.