Southwest Airlines

Southwest is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and five near-international countries via wholly owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways. Southwest is known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier's performance and productivity, the importance of its People and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the planet.

Company Growth (employees)
Dallas, US
Size (employees)
55,671 (est)+2%
Southwest Airlines was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, US

Key People/Management at Southwest Airlines

Gary Kelly

Gary Kelly

Chairman, President & CEO
Tammy Romo

Tammy Romo

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw

SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jeff Lamb

Jeff Lamb

EVP, Corporate Services
Elizabeth Bryant

Elizabeth Bryant

VP Southwest Airlines University
Greg Wells

Greg Wells

SVP, Operational Performance
Kathleen Wayton

Kathleen Wayton

SVP & Chief Information Officer
Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan


Southwest Airlines Office Locations

Southwest Airlines has an office in Dallas
Dallas, US (HQ)
P.O. Box 36611

Southwest Airlines Financials and Metrics

Southwest Airlines Financials

Southwest Airlines's revenue was reported to be $20.4 b in FY, 2016

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

5.7 b

Net income (Q2, 2017)

746 m

EBIT (Q2, 2017)

1.3 b

Market capitalization (13-Nov-2017)

31.8 b

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

1.5 b
Southwest Airlines's current market capitalization is $31.8 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


17.7 b18.6 b19.8 b20.4 b

Revenue growth, %



1.3 b2.2 b4.1 b3.8 b

EBIT margin, %

USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


4.5 b4.2 b5 b4.8 b4.4 b5.1 b5.3 b4.8 b5.4 b5.1 b4.9 b5.7 b

Operating expense total

4.2 b4 b4.2 b4.2 b3.6 b4 b4.1 b3.9 b4.1 b4.4 b4.2 b4.5 b


390 m215 m775 m614 m780 m1.1 b1.2 b944 m1.3 b695 m658 m1.3 b

EBIT margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


1.4 b1.3 b1.6 b1.7 b


467 m342 m311 m337 m

Current Assets

4.5 b4.4 b4 b4.5 b


13.4 b14.3 b15.6 b17 b
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017


1.3 b1.7 b1.9 b1.8 b2 b1.8 b1.7 b2.4 b2 b2 b1.9 b1.5 b

Current Assets

4.8 b4.8 b5.3 b5 b5 b4.6 b4.6 b4.6 b4.5 b4.8 b4.7 b4.3 b


13.2 b13.4 b13.7 b14 b14.6 b14.9 b14.9 b16 b16.3 b16.5 b17.3 b17.7 b


970 m970 m970 m970 m970 m970 m970 m970 m970 m970 m970 m970 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

754 m1.1 b2.2 b2.2 b

Depreciation and Amortization

1.2 b

Cash From Operating Activities

2.5 b2.9 b3.2 b4.3 b

Capital Expenditures

(1.4 b)(1.7 b)(2 b)(2 b)
USDQ3, 2013Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Net Income

259 m152 m465 m329 m453 m608 m584 m511 m820 m388 m351 m

Depreciation and Amortization

221 m221 m228 m238 m244 m250 m258 m290 m299 m315 m318 m

Accounts Payable

1.3 b1.2 b1.1 b1.1 b1.2 b1.2 b1.2 b1 b1.2 b
USDY, 2017


105.1 k

Financial Leverage

2.8 x
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Southwest Airlines Operating Metrics

FY, 2013FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017

Fuel Gallons Consumed

1.82 b1.8 b434 m493 m493 m1.9 b472 m513 m513 m2 b487 m535 m


108.08 m110.5 m26.44 m30.8 m30.56 m118.17 m28.6 m32.34 m31.77 m124.72 m29.54 m33.99 m

Passenger Revenue per Available Seat Mile


Revenue per Available Seat Mile

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