Southwest Airlines

By Christine Boynton
Delta Air Lines is working to recover from an operational disruption set into motion by an outside vendor technology issue that surfaced on July 19.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
An industry darling boasting a venerable but fading tenure of disruption faces an activist investor known for getting what it wants.
Airlines & Lessors

By Sean Broderick
Having crucial information such as runway closures mixed in with less important updates has been flagged as a concern by NTSB for years.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Ben Goldstein
Archer Aviation and Southwest Airlines have partnered to evaluate the integration of Midnight air taxis into the carrier’s operations across California.
Advanced Air Mobility

Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Sean Broderick
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-8 that exhibited anomalous rudder movements may have been damaged during heavy winds, a preliminary NTSB report suggests.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Christine Boynton
Former US Airways Group CEO and IndiGo co-founder Rakesh Gangwal has joined the Southwest Airlines Board of Directors.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton, Helen Massy-Beresford, Jens Flottau, Lori Ranson, Adrian Schofield
As demand remains healthy, airlines are managing capacity challenges amid supply chain woes, engine issues and significant aircraft delivery delays.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
Southwest Airlines has adopted a shareholder rights plan, a so-called “poison pill” tactic, aimed at deterring hostile takeovers.
Airlines & Lessors

By Graham Warwick
Carbon recycling company LanzaTech and SAF producer LanzaJet have launched an alternative to using technology to convert waste into liquid fuels.
Emerging Technologies

By Christine Boynton
On the heels of last year’s lucrative pilot contracts, flight attendants at U.S. airlines are beginning to reach their own agreements—and the pressure is on.
Airlines & Lessors

By Lori Ranson
Southwest’s lowered guidance occurs after investor Elliott Investment Management recently invested $1.9 billion in the airline for an 11% stake in the company.
Airlines & Lessors

By Graham Warwick
Our roundup of the main aerospace and defense stories making the news this week.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Christine Boynton
Seeing Southwest as the “most compelling airline turnaround opportunity” in recent decades, its newest large shareholder wants a fresh perspective at the helm.
Airlines & Lessors

By Lori Ranson
Some investors reportedly feel the presentation "shows a naïveté about the airline industry and lacks a realistic plan to drive the targeted margin expansion."
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
An activist fund that is now one of Southwest Airlines’ largest investors is pushing for new leadership at the Dallas-based carrier’s Board and C-suite level.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
The FAA Reauthorization Act includes approval for five new daily roundtrips from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport beyond the 1,250-mi. perimeter.
Airports & Networks

By William Moore
The results vary widely, as some airlines appear to stagnate while others make advancements.
Airlines & Lessors

By Alan Dron
German seatmaker Recaro and U.S. LCC Southwest Airlines have unveiled a new seat that will be fitted in new-production aircraft joining the carrier’s fleet.
Interiors & Connectivity

Aviation Week Network Staff
Former Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly is receiving the award for his lifetime contributions to the global air transport industry.
Airlines & Lessors

By Christine Boynton
Federal agencies are scrutinizing whether lucrative credit card programs are fair to consumers and smaller carriers.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Christine Boynton
A provision within the 1,000-plus-page law will exempt 10 new slots from the 1,250 mi. perimeter rule applied to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Safety, Ops & Regulation

By Christine Boynton
Nodding to past acquisitions, Southwest Airlines says “never say never” to considering another, though the company has no immediate plans to do so.
Airlines & Lessors

By Antoine Fafard
All four major U.S. carriers have reported Q1 2024 traffic performances superior to the same period of 2019.
Airlines & Lessors

By Lori Ranson, Christine Boynton, Helen Massy-Beresford, Adrian Schofield, Jens Flottau
Airlines have enjoyed strong demand for the past two years. But with more capacity entering the market, yields are coming under pressure.
Airlines & Lessors