Southwest Airlines - Loved. Flown and Profitable

From our first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest gave America the Freedom to Fly by starting a low-fare revolution. In the 1990s, we were the first airline to have a web site and sell tickets online, making flying even more accessible. Today, more than four decades after our founding, we remain steadfast in our Purpose of connecting people to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel.

Take a peek into how we are working to become the world’s Most Loved, Most Flown, and Most Profitable Airline.