Southwest Airlines Co. , operating as Southwest Airlines, is the largest low-cost carrier in the U.S. headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The airline was established in 1967 adopting its current name in 1971, and as of June 5, 2011 is the largest airline in the United States based upon domestic passengers carried. Although it operated Boeing 727 aircraft for a short time during the 1970s and 1980s, between that time and 2012 the airline operated only Boeing 737 aircraft, and as of September 30, 2011 was the largest operator of the 737 worldwide with over 550 of these aircraft in service, each...
|Founded:||March 16, 1967|
|Founders:||Rollin King, Herb Kelleher|
|Industries:||Air Transportation, Scheduled, Airline|