Southwest Airlines Co. history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

   Southwest Airlines Co. is an airline company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, United States.


   Southwest Airlines was established in 1967 as Air Southwest Co. by Herb Kelleher and Rollin King.

   In 1971, Air Southwest Co. changed its name to Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest).

   In 1975, Southwest stock was listed on the American Stock Exchange.

   In 1977, Southwest stock was listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).


  • Atlanta;
  • Baltimore;
  • Chicago–Midway;
  • Dallas–Love;
  • Denver;
  • Houston–Hobby;
  • Las Vegas;
  • Los Angeles;
  • Oakland;
  • Orlando;
  • Phoenix–Sky Harbor.

   With more than 65.000 employees, Southwest Airlines Co. is considered one of the largest low-cost carriers in the world. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World.

*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.southwest.com.

**Video published on YouTube by “Southwest Airlines