About The Airline
Southwest Airlines was incorporated in Texas and commenced Customer Service on June 18, 1971, with three Boeing 737 aircraft serving three Texas cities-Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. Today, Southwest operates more than 600 Boeing 737 aircraft among 95 cities. Yearend results for 2014 marked Southwest's 42nd consecutive year of profitability. Southwest is the United States' most successful low fare, high-frequency, point-to-point carrier. Southwest operates more than 3,500 flights a day, and is the largest U.S. carrier based on domestic passengers boarded, as measured by the U.S. Department of Transportation. On May 2, 2011, Southwest acquired Orlando-based AirTran Airways and completed integration of the two airlines in December 2014.