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Company Watch - Southwest Airlines.

Oct 30, 2006

American, Southwest battle for Dallas fliers. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are competing aggressively for travelers who fly out of North Texas. The two carriers said Tuesday that they expect a never-ending battle for the hearts and pocketbooks of North Texas travelers, with much lower fares than what had been available before Congress permitted carriers at Love Field to sell long-distance tickets. Oct 25, 2006

Wall Street has mixed views on Southwest share price. Some analysts say Southwest Airlines' new routes, low costs and smart fuel hedging program will push its share price higher. Others say labor issues, competition from other discount airlines and new security rules may hurt its shares. The airline is adding more flights from Dallas Love Field, a move that is expected to increase revenue. Oct 25, 2006

Southwest gains market share in Albany, but boardings slip. Southwest Airlines has increased its market share in Albany, N.Y., and now carries one in three travelers who fly out of the city's airport. Overall boardings at the airport have fallen 6.8% during the first half of the year. Some observers blame high fuel prices and increased security concerns. Oct 23, 2006

Willis Lease Finance of California announced the signing of an engine sharing agreement with American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and WestJet covering CFM56-7Bs used to power 737NGs. Oct 24, 2006

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