Southwest Airlines Invites Public to Say Wright Amendment Is Wrong; Southwest Employees Rally Behind Anti-Wright Amendment Web Site

DALLAS, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Today, Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) Employees gathered at the airline’s Headquarters Building in Dallas to celebrate Southwest’s latest tool in educating consumers on the importance of repealing the Wright Amendment, . Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly, President Colleen Barrett, and Senior Vice President Law, Airports, and Public Affairs Ron Ricks led the festivities, declaring May 5 “Set Love Free Day” for Southwest Airlines Employees.

The web site will be used to educate the public on the Wright Amendment and to keep consumers informed on the airline’s efforts surrounding the issue. Eventually, the web site will be used as a call to action for consumers who support repeal of the Wright Amendment.

“We have heard from a number of people who want more information about the Wright Amendment,” said Susan Goodman, Southwest Airlines Director of Legislative Awareness. “ will help us to educate consumers on the amendment and to update them on our efforts to get it repealed.”

Within the first few hours of going live, more than 600 users have registered on the web site’s “Action E-List.” This list is used to communicate updates and action alerts regarding Southwest Airlines fight to repeal the Wright Amendment.

Southwest Airlines, the nation’s largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 60 airports in 31 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates nearly 3,000 flights a day and has 31,000+ Employees systemwide.

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