Southwest Airlines would consider codesharing in the future: president

26 August, 2019

Southwest Airlines president Tom Nealon said the carrier would "certainly" consider codesharing moving forward, with the addition of its new reservations system (Business Travel News, 23-Aug-2019). He noted the airline's fleet is suited for "high frequency, high density, domestic Lower 48 network", and expects to see the "majority" of its growth in this area in the future. However, Mr Nealon added there is also the possibility for the carrier to perform "near international", which currently comprises 4.5% of its capacity. Foreign language and currency capabilities will allow Southwest to begin serving Canadian, Mexican and other South American business markets, he said, adding: "I'd love us to get into near international business".