May 23 2012 Catch-all BY admin TAGS

 

This is the Wednesday morning catch-all...

APRIL PASSENGERS NUMBERS

Our April passenger numbers are in and the news is good: they’re up 6.4 percent compared to the same month last year. For the first four months of the year passenger numbers are up 9.1%. This is good news. Keep in mind that last year we were down 8.1%. Why such an improvement? Several factors are at work…

 

Gary Kelly, the CEO of Southwest Airlines, put out an extraordinarily candid letter to employees this week. In it he succinctly summarizes the state of the airline industry, and of Southwest in particular. You can read the letter, in its entirety, here. Here are some key parts to look for...