Corporate Responsibility Magazine Recognizes Southwest Airlines in Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens in the World

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Corporate Responsibility Magazine Recognizes Southwest Airlines in Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens in the World

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 3:45pm

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Corporate Responsibility Magazine revealed its 14th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, naming Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) as a leader in the commitment to transparency and responsible business practices.  As America’s leading voice on corporate responsibility, the Magazine formed its rankings from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy. To view the complete 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, visit Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s web site.

Since Southwest’s beginnings more than 40 years ago, the LUV airline has always approached business differently—instituting the ten-minute turn, democratizing the skies with affordable air travel, delivering Legendary Customer Service—the list goes on and on. One thing that has remained constant since Southwest took to the skies four decades ago is doing the right thing. Learn more about Southwest’s commitment to community by reading a blog post on NUTS About Southwest.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually.  Southwest is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the Planet.  The 2011 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.

Southwest Airlines

From its first flights on June 18, 1971, Southwest Airlines launched an era of unprecedented affordability in air travel quantified by the U.S. Department of Transportation as “The Southwest Effect,” a lowering of fares and increase in passenger traffic wherever the carrier serves.  On every flight, Southwest offers Customers the first two pieces of checked luggage (weight and size limitations apply) and all ticket changes without additional fees. Southwest’s all Boeing fleet consistently offers leather seating and the comfort of full-size cabins, many of which are equipped with satellite-based WiFi connectivity and a new, sustainable cabin interior.  With 40 consecutive years of profitability, the People of Southwest operate more than 3,200 flights a day and serve communities around 78 airports in Southwest’s network of domestic destinations.  Southwest Airlines’ frequent flights and low fares are available only at southwest.com.

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