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Southwest is the largest US airline headquartered in Dallas, Texas and the largest low - cost carrier in the world. Herb Kelleher set up the airline as Air Southwest Co in 1967. In 1971, when it started operating as an intrastate airline entirely within the state of Texas, it first flew between Dallas and San Antonio, it adopted its current name, Southwest Airlines Co.
As of September 2018, the airline has more than 58,000 employees and operates more than 4,000 departures a day during the peak season.
Southwest Airlines operated only Boeing 737 jetliner models, except from 1979 to 1987, when it leased and operated several Braniff International Airways Boeing 727-200s. Southwest is the world's largest Boeing 737 operator, with more than 740 in service, each averaging six flights a day.
Southwest Airlines has scheduled flights to 99 destinations in 40 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
It operates crew bases at the following airports: Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Dallas–Love, Denver, Houston–Hobby, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orlando, and Phoenix–Sky Harbor
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