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  1. April 25, 2013

    United Continental losses narrow slightly after capacity cuts

    United Continental, the biggest US airline by revenues, said its losses only slightly narrowed from a year ago despite...

  2. January 19, 2012

    Southwest optimistic on ability to lift fares

    Managers at Southwest Airlines are optimistic about their ability to raise fares, even as higher fuel prices dented...

  1. December 13, 2011

    Boeing wins $19bn Southwest order

    Boeing on Tuesday unveiled the largest commercial deal in its history, when Southwest Airlines of the US placed a $19bn...

  2. October 20, 2011

    Southwest Airlines posts third-quarter loss

    Southwest Airlines, the low cost US carrier, announced an unexpected third-quarter loss on Thursday due to missed bets in...

  3. February 27, 2011

    3M chief warns Obama over business regulation

    The head of one of the US’s biggest industrial groups has launched a scathing attack on Barack Obama’s attempts to repair...

  4. January 20, 2011

    Southwest warns on switch to Airbus

    Southwest Airlines would consider buying Airbus aircraft for the first time if Boeing chooses not to develop a more...

  5. September 27, 2010

    Southwest acquires AirTran for $3.4bn

    Southwest Airlines has agreed to buy rival AirTran in a deal that values the Florida-based low-cost airline at $3.4bn. The...

  6. October 15, 2009

    Southwest Airlines’ quarterly net loss narrows

    Southwest Airlines’ quarterly net loss narrowed, as lower fuel costs and service cuts insulated the largest domestic US...

  7. April 17, 2009

    Southwest Airlines faces its 'toughest environment' yet

    Gary Kelly, chief executive of Southwest Airlines, the biggest US domestic carrier, yesterday said the group was facing...

  8. April 17, 2009

    Drop in passenger demand hurts Southwest

    Gary Kelly, chief executive of Southwest Airlines, the US domestic carrier, yesterday said the group was facing "the...

  9. April 16, 2009

    Southwest faces ‘toughest environment’ yet

    Gary Kelly, chief executive of Southwest Airlines, the US domestic carrier, on Thursday said the group was facing “the...

  10. December 8, 2008

    Chief's ambition to rule the skies

    With trim, greying hair, a tall, athletic frame and the unhurried lilt to his voice that hints at his Texas roots, Gary...

  11. December 7, 2008

    Bid to rule the skies

    Gary Kelly in Halloween mode as Gene Simmons of rock band Kiss With trim, greying hair, a tall, athletic frame and the...

  12. July 25, 2008

    Southwest Airlines' fuel hedging boosts profits

    Southwest Airlines reported a higher quarterly profit, as hedges locked in most of the low-cost US carrier's jet-fuel...

  13. April 7, 2008

    Once-pristine Southwest hit with ‘black eye’

    Southwest Airlines, whose record for on-time performance, customer service and profitability secured the carrier’s place in...

  14. April 7, 2008

    Once-pristine Southwest hit with 'black eye'

    Southwest Airlines, whose record for on-time performance, customer service and profitability secured the carrier's place in...

  15. April 7, 2008

    Once-pristine Southwest hit with 'black eye'

    Southwest Airlines, whose record for on-time performance, customer service and profitability secured the carrier's place in...

  16. April 2, 2008

    US regulator criticised over air safety

    A recent spate of aircraft-safety violations at Southwest Airlines and other carriers point to a “systematic pattern of...

  17. December 4, 2007

    Southwest reduces expansion of fleet

    Southwest Airlines has reduced its planned growth in capacity next year amid fears that an economic slowdown will hit demand...

  18. June 14, 2007

    Southwest eyes alliances

    Southwest Airlines said yesterday it was examining potential acquisitions and alliances with multiple carriers, a signal...

  19. June 13, 2007

    Southwest looks to acquisitions

    Southwest Airlines said on Wednesday that it was examining potential acquisitions and alliances with multiple carriers, a...

  20. April 20, 2007

    Airline bosses warn of capacity glut

    US airline executives have warned of creeping overcapacity in the domestic market, in a development that could threaten the...

  21. April 19, 2007

    Southwest seeks new sources of revenue

    Southwest Airlines, which provided the template for low-cost carriers, on Thursday announced a three-year transformation...

  22. February 9, 2007

    Southwest move puts pressure on Virgin

    Southwest Airlines announced plans on Friday to relaunch services from San Francisco this year, intensifying the problems...

  23. January 18, 2007

    Southwest hopes to boost revenue without gaming

    Southwest Airlines, the largest US domestic carrier, has ruled out luring passengers with in-flight gambling, but pledged...

  24. January 17, 2007

    Southwest rules out in-flight gambling

    Southwest Airlines, the largest US domestic carrier, has ruled out luring passengers with in-flight gambling but pledged to...

  25. July 20, 2006

    US airlines in two minds on fare hikes

    American Airlines and rival Southwest yesterday ex-pressed differing views on whether fare increases would drive passengers...

  26. July 19, 2006

    US airlines debate effects of higher fares

    American Airlines and rival Southwest on Wednesday expressed differing views on whether fare increases will drive some...

  27. April 21, 2006

    Southwest signals global ambitions

    Southwest Airlines yesterday gave its clearest indication to date that the world's largest low-cost carrier would launch...

  28. April 20, 2006

    Southwest closer to going abroad

    Southwest Airlines on Thursday gave its clearest indication to date that the world’s largest low-cost carrier would launch...

  29. January 18, 2006

    ‘Unexpected’ security charge riles Southwest

    Southwest Airlines on Wednesday highlighted the industry’s frustration with federal taxes as a “completely unexpected”...

  30. January 18, 2006

    Wigan escape Cup shock

    When is a shock not a shock? It is hard to think of a time before this season when Wigan beating Leeds would not have been...

  31. December 30, 2005

    Why London's salons make the cut

    Despite the ubiquity of Santa hats and silly paper crowns, Christmas and New Year parties have been keeping hairdressers...

  32. December 29, 2005

    Why London’s salons make the cut

    Despite the ubiquity of Santa hats and silly paper crowns, Christmas and New Year parties have been keeping hairdressers...

  33. October 21, 2005

    New Orleans sits atop Southwest growth plans

    Southwest Airlines yesterday said rebuilding services at New Orleans was its priority, as it unveiled its 58th consecutive...

  34. September 23, 2005

    US airlines face up to it: they are all low-cost carriers now

    The Society of Airline Analysts this week welcomed Gary Kelly, chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines, to a...

  35. September 22, 2005

    ‘We are all low-cost carriers now’

    The Society of Airline Analysts this week welcomed Gary Kelly, chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines, to a breakfast...

  36. September 22, 2005

    Airlines cautious on realigning

    The twin bankruptcies of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines have left rivals cautious about disturbing the improving...

  37. September 21, 2005

    Airlines gingerly approach capacity questions

    The twin bankruptcies of Delta and Northwest have left rivals cautious about disturbing the improving revenue environment in...

  38. July 15, 2005

    Southwest sees profits up 41%

    Southwest Airlines, the largest US carrier by market capitalisation, lifted net profits by 41 per cent in the second...

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