Southwest Airlines® continues to differentiate
itself from other carriers by its Customer
Service, value proposition, and investment
in its network.
Whether managing a multi-million-dollar business travel program or making purchasing decisions for a single office start-up,
Southwest Airlines’ suite of business travel products, services, and
programs can help you meet your business travel needs. With travel
buyers and their travelers in mind, Southwest continues to expand
its route network, invest in equipment and technology, and grow
the Corporate Sales team to better serve our Customers’ needs.
Investing in New Planes, Technology
Starting this month, Southwest is integrating the Boeing 737
MAX 8 planes into its fleet, “opening a new chapter of efficiency, reliability, and comfort to the Southwest fleet,” according to
CEO Gary Kelly. As the launch customer for the new aircraft,
Southwest expects to operate nine new planes this month and
14 by year end. Interiors on the new aircraft include adjustable
headrests, the widest economy seat in the 737 market and more
personal space. The new planes also offer quieter, more efficient
engines for travelers and communities served.
As of October, 100 percent of the Southwest fleet will be Wi-Fi
equipped; travelers can remain connected from gate to gate.
Partnering with Corporations
For managed travel programs with a minimum annual air spend
requirements of $100,000 on Southwest Airlines, its dedicated
Corporate Sales Team can customize solutions to help you achieve
your company’s unique goals. For emerging, and self-managed
travel programs, the free corporate online booking tool, SWABIZ,
provides complimentary reporting and access to exclusive busi-
ness travel promotions making travel management a breeze.
Southwest continues to separate itself from the pack when it
comes to doing things differently because it and its 55,000 em-
ployees focus on Customer Service. Corporations will find simple
contracts and collaborative solutions for their travel programs.
Southwest’s unique flyer-friendly policies remind business travelers
that they are at the core of the carrier’s purpose: to connect People
to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and
low-cost air travel.
Southwest has a 46-year trend of great Hospitality and everyday low fares. A not-so-positive new industry trend is leaving
Customers with the desire for a better experience. Our competitors continue to find ways to nickel and dime travelers through
a new fare called “basic economy.” Southwest Airlines offers
Transfarency, the unique combination of low fares, no change
fees,1 up to two bags that fly free, 2 and flexible ticketing policies.
This combination of all-in Hospitality and value is second to none
in the airline industry.
To learn more, visit southwest.com/corporatetravel