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Company Watch - Southwest Airlines.

Nov 13, 2006

Southwest Airlines flew 5.7 billion RPMs in October, up 10.7% from the year-ago month. Capacity rose 11.2% to 8.13 billion ASMs and load factor dipped 0.3 point to 70.1%. Nov 10, 2006

Southwest Airlines will establish both pilot and flight attendant bases in Las Vegas by October 2007. The 17,000-sq.-ft. facilities will be located near McCarran Airport's C Concourse and initially will accommodate 350 pilots and 600 cabin staff. When fully staffed, SWA will employ 600 pilots, 1,000 flight attendants and 2,500 total staff at the airport. It operates 225 daily flights out of LAS to 53 cities. Nov 10, 2006

Southwest Airlines will launch Detroit Metro-Orlando International service and add a Denver-MCO service on Dec. 20. Nov 10, 2006

Southwest's Phoenix service upgrades pay off in efficiency. Southwest Airlines last year launched a customer-service makeover at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that included faster check-in and baggage claims. The airline added self-service kiosks, passenger traffic cops and improved staffing. The airline plans to introduce similar improvements in other cities it serves. Nov 10, 2006

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