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President:

  • Gary C. Kelly

Approximate Net Worth:

  • $23 million

Number of Employees

  • 35,000

World Presence:

  • Southwest operates 550 Boeing 737 aircraft among 72 cities.

Fun Fact:

  • Southwest was featured prominently in the "How'd They Do That" episode of the hit ABC primetime television show, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Due to the partnership with the show, the airline donated several plane parts to be used in a teenager's airplane-theme room. Thirty mechanics, flight attendants, and pilots pitched in to build the boy's room.
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