Pay & Retirement


Pilots – 8,000


News (updated Jun 1, 2015)

  • By August, more than 50 nonstop destinations out of DAL
  • New international terminal in HOU opens in October
  • 10 new cities added out of DAL in April
  • 180 daily flights out of DAL by the end of the summer
  • Second largest carrier out of DCA as measured by passengers carried
  • Southwest says will save $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion in fuel costs in 2015 compared with 2014
  • Management states plans to grow 7% to 8% in 2015
  • New nonstop service from DCA to Orlando beginning November 1
  • 2X daily service between Austin, Texas, and Ft. Lauderdale on November 1
  • Launch customer for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 7
  • World’s largest Boeing 737 operator
  • All 737-800s have the Boeing Sky Interior

Fleet

  • B-737-MAX-8: 170 orders (191 options); first delivery in 2017
  • B-737-MAX-7: 30 orders; first delivery in 2019
  • B-737-800: 95 (26 on order)
  • B-737-700: 447 (20 on order; 37 options)
  • B-737-500: 12 (exiting fleet by 2016)
  • B-737-300: 127

Southwest-SWAPA Contract: In negotiations under NMB assistance


 

Hiring – YES – updated May 24, 2015

Hiring approx. 300 pilots in 2015.

HIRING BOX

First officer application.


New-hire minimums: ATP/2,500 TT or 1,500 Turbine total/1,000 Turbine PIC turbine


New Hires: What to expect


Flying the Line


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