DALLAS, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines' (NYSE: LUV) Inflight Base at William P. Hobby opened its doors 25 years ago this week and has grown to become the home base to more than 1,000 Flight Attendants who connect Houston Hobby to the nation. A week-long celebration featuring Employee recognitions, volunteerism and fun activities continues at the airport. To read more about the celebration, visit: http://www.blogsouthwest.com/blog/houston-inflight-25
As part of a strong alliance with the local Ronald McDonald House, Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants are among the Employees who volunteer the first Tuesday of every month to prepare meals and help House staff with any needs. Employees also volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House in Galveston. Southwest Employees proudly Share the Spirit through volunteering in the communities where they work and live.
"We've been in LUV with the City of Houston more than 40 years and our commitment remains strong," said, Scott Wells, Southwest Airlines Houston Inflight Base Manager. "With a total of more than two thousand Houston-based Employees currently under our wing, we're still growing, and proudly serving Southeast Texas in every way we can."
Southwest Airlines' commitment to the City of Houston goes beyond the airport. For the past six years, the MD Anderson Cancer Center has been a recipient of Southwest's Medical Transportation Grant Program, along with Texas Children's Hospital. In 2011-2012, Southwest's Employees have accumulated more than 9,000 hours of volunteer work in local organizations close to their hearts.
Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers — offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest serves 73 cities in 38 states and remains one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/cares to read the Southwest Airlines One Report™. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has more than 37,000 Employees.