Southwest Airlines’ new cabin refurbishment program, which adds another row of seats to each of the carrier's Boeing 737-700s, will give the airline additional revenue capabilities on each frequency as it reduces the number of aircraft in its fleet. The retrofit project, dubbed Evolve, introduces a redesigned, lighter-weight, lower-profile seat, using existing frames, to Southwest’s -700 fleet. The project enables the carrier to remove 635 lb. (288 kg) from the aircraft while adding six ...


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