Passenger airline seeking to implement viable alternatives to petroleum-based jet fuel. As of December 31, 2008, the Company operated 537 Boeing 737 aircraft and provided service to 64 cities in 32 states throughout the United States. The Company focuses principally on point-to-point service, rather than hub-and-spoke service. As of December 31, 2008, Southwest served 438 non-stop city pairs. Approximately 78% of the Company’s customers fly non-stop. Southwest predominantly serves short-haul routes with high frequencies. It complements this service with more medium to long-haul routes, including transcontinental service. The Company’s average aircraft trip stage length for the year ended December 31, 2008, was 636 miles with an average duration of approximately 1.8 hours.
1. Incorporating green building and energy efficiency designs into the construction of new, or renovation of existing, facilities - (estimate) 56.8m Kwh of electricity. Installation of lighting control systems that automatically shut-off office and facility lighting systems when not in use
2. Saved 117 million gallons of fuel in 2007 through reinvestment in assets and technological innovation1.
1. Southwest Airlines Co. values diversity and seeks to create an environment that encourages it, both in the workplace and among our supplier base. Our Supplier Diversity Program was designed to enable Southwest to extend opportunities to qualified Small, Disadvantaged, HUBZone, Minority, Women, Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (Diverse Businesses). It is the goal of this program to assist Diverse Businesses in their development as competitive suppliers of products and services.
2. We will continue to work with fuel producers and jet engine manufacturers to step up efforts to develop more environmentally friendly and commercially viable alternatives to petroleum-based jet fuel; In 2008, will purchase 56.8m KwH of electricity which 30% will be from renewable sources.