Southwest Airlines expects to retire about 13 of its Boeing 737 Classic aircraft this year, CFO Tammy Romo says. With 20 more new Boeing 737-800s due to arrive at Southwest this year and 16 Boeing 717s departing under a sublease to Delta Air Lines, the carrier’s fleet will shrink slightly this year. But its capacity will be about 2% higher, because the -800s are bigger and the airline still is in the process of adding six seats to its 737-700s, which it expects to complete this year. ...
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