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Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

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Southwest Airlines Co.

P.O. Box 36611
Dallas, TX 75235-1611
United States
214 792 4000

Full-time employees74,695

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Gary C. KellyExecutive Chairman5.26MN/A1955
Mr. Robert E. JordanPresident, CEO & Vice Chairman of the Board5.2MN/A1961
Ms. Tammy RomoExecutive VP & CFO3.65MN/A1962
Mr. Andrew M. WattersonChief Operating Officer2.78MN/A1967
Mr. Ray SchusterManaging Director of Accounting & Financial ReportingN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Thomas MerrittVP of Technology – Infrastructure & Services and CTON/AN/AN/A
Ms. Lauren WoodsSenior VP of Technology & Chief Information OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Linda Burke RutherfordChief Administrative OfficerN/AN/A1967
Ms. Julia LandrumVice President of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Whitney EichingerSenior VP & Chief Communications OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of 31 December 2016, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.


Southwest Airlines Co. operates as a passenger airline company that provides scheduled air transportation services in the United States and near-international markets. As of December 31, 2023, the company operated a total fleet of 817 Boeing 737 aircraft; and served 121 destinations in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as ten near-international countries, including Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Aruba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos. It also provides inflight entertainment and connectivity services on Wi-Fi enabled aircraft; and Rapid Rewards loyalty program that enables program members to earn points for dollars spent on Southwest base fares. In addition, the company offers a suite of digital platforms to support customers' travel needs, including websites and apps; and SWABIZ, an online booking tool. Further, it provides ancillary services, such as Southwest's EarlyBird Check-In, upgraded boarding, and transportation of pets and unaccompanied minors. Southwest Airlines Co. was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Corporate governance

Southwest Airlines Co.’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 1 July 2024 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 8; Board: 9; Shareholder rights: 1; Compensation: 4.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while 10 indicates higher governance risk.