Southwest Airlines: The United States’ Largest Domestic Carrier By Seats

Photo: Eliyahu Yosef Parypa I Shutterstock. Over 50 years after Southwest’s first revenue-generating flight, the LCC has 816 Boeing 737-700s, 737-800s, and MAX 8s in service or parked. In coronavirus-hit 2020, Southwest overtook American – the world’s largest airline – for the title of the biggest US domestic carrier by seats for sale (but not flights or available seat miles). While it lost the title in 2021/2022, it is again top by seats this year. Southwest has one in 4.5 domestic seats

Examining OAG schedules for September 2023 shows that Southwest has 18.7 million seats for sale domestically, […]

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