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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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