Southwest Airlines Cargo Adds New Online Booking Platform for Award-Winning Freight Service

DALLAS, September 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Southwest Airlines Company. (NYSE: LUV) Southwest announced today® Cargo, the airline’s Cargo division, now takes bookings online through a new booking portal accessible through swacargo.com. The new booking experience makes it easy for customers to search for available space and book certain shipments with the Next Flight Guarantee (NFG) up to 10 days in advance.

“Our new online reservation capability answers the call of customers who want a simpler, faster and more user-friendly reservation experience to move their products from coast to coast,” said Wally Devereaux, Managing Director of Southwest Cargo and Charters. “Shippers can now pre-book space on thousands of daily domestic flights, providing peace of mind and an enhanced and expedited experience at our freight facilities.”

The online booking platform is made available through a business collaboration between Southwest and Hangar A, LLC, a leading provider of digital airline logistics solutions.

“Together with the Southwest Cargo team, Hangar A has designed and implemented a state-of-the-art online cargo booking platform that enhances the Southwest Cargo shipping experience,” said Kevin Kerns, CEO of Hangar A, LLC. “We are delighted to bring this premier platform to Southwest Cargo and its customers.”

Qualified customers booking NFG shipments up to 100 pounds and within the mainland United States are eligible to use the online reservation portal. In 2020, Southwest Cargo developed and implemented a new tracking functionality, allowing customers to confirm the status of shipments on board through the automation of airplane-side scanning. To learn more about Southwest Cargo and its services, visit swacargo.com.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CARGO
Relentlessly reliable employees of Southwest Airlines provide Southwest Cargo customers with award-winning expedited air freight service to destinations across the map, including interline destinations, and complimentary forwarding service to select locations. With its extensive national network and select international destinations, Southwest Cargo offers the flights you need to meet your shipping needs. Find out how Southwest Cargo can help you with your shipping needs by visiting swacargo.com.

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.
In its 51st year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Company. continues to differentiate itself from other airlines with exemplary customer service provided by more than 54,000 employees to a customer base that exceeded 130 million passengers in 2019. Southwest has a strong point-to-point service network with a strong presence in the best business markets. During peak travel seasons in 2019, Southwest operated more than 4,000 weekday departures from a network of 101 destinations in United States and 10 additional countries. In 2020, the carrier added a service to Hilo, Hawaii; Cozumel, Mexico; Miami; Palm springs, california; Steamboat springs; and Montrose (Telluride), Colorado. So far in 2021, Southwest has launched a service to Chicago (O’Hare) and Sarasota/Bradenton both on February 14th; Savannah/Hilton head and Colorado Springs both on March 11; Houston (Bush) and Santa barbara, california both on April 12; Fresno, California to April 25; Destin / Fort Walton Beach on May 6; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to 23 May; Bozeman, Mont. to May 27; Jackson, Mississippi, June 6; and Eugene, Ore. to August 29; and will begin to serve Bellingham, Washington. to November 7; and Syracuse on November 14.

The carrier has issued itsSouth West® Promisein May 2020 highlight new and permanent efforts to support the well-being and comfort of its Customers and Employees. Among the changes are increased cleaning efforts at airports and on airplanes, as well as a federal mandate requiring everyone to wear a mask at all times throughout every flight. Additional details on the Southwestern Promise can be found at Southwest.com/Promise.

Southwest invented Transrate city®to describe its philosophy of treating customers fairly and honestly, and low rates stay low. Southwest is the only major U.S. airline to offer free baggage®everyone (first and second checked baggage, size and weight limits apply, some carriers offer free checked baggage on certain routes or under qualified circumstances). Southwest does not charge change fees, although price differences may apply.

Southwest is one of the world’s most honored airlines, known for its triple bottom line approach that contributes to carrier performance and productivity, the importance of its employees and the communities they serve, and a global commitment to efficiency and the planet. Learn more about how the carrier gives back to communities around the world by visitingSouthwest.com/citizenship.  

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ABOUT HANGAR A, LLC
Hangar A LLC, a leading US-based digital logistics technology provider, offers one of the most advanced digital air cargo market solutions available today. Designed to meet the evolving needs of global shippers in the new digital economy, the Hangar A SaaS-based digital supply chain solution is designed as an open shipper-to-carrier marketplace – connecting shippers to multiple air carriers and logistics service providers to deliver same day and expedited door-to-door air freight shipments. This marketplace solution provides shippers with an unprecedented level of transparency and visibility – with dynamic online capabilities to confirm freight availability, electronic reservation capability, publish and manage contract and spot rates, and deliver real-time visibility and analysis over the entire life cycle of each aircraft. freight forwarding. Hangar A is the only digital air freight solution that offers a state-of-the-art first / last mile marketplace that allows shippers to access, build and / or manage their own door-to-door delivery network .

The Hangar A platform is available in a variety of out-of-the-box marketplace configurations created specifically for the Airline, Logistics Service Provider (LSP), and Corporate Shipper. For more information, visit http://www.hangara.com.

SOURCE Southwest Airlines Co.

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