For more than a decade, East Oakland Youth Development Center has been a community partner of Southwest Airlines. Read more to hear from President and CEO, Regina Jackson, on her memorable experience on Southwest’s inaugural flight to Maui and the volunteer efforts she participated in during her time in the Aloha State.
Southwest’s Adopt-A-Pilot Program is an educational program where Southwest Pilots volunteer in elementary school classrooms across the country using their experience and knowledge to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), geography, career ideas, and more, using fun, aviation themed lessons.
Read more to hear how First Officer Kristine Rasmussen shows students in the Adopt-A-Pilot program that with education, hard work, and a passion, the sky really is the limit. And, her new uniform tie, designed by one of her Adopt-A-Pilot students, shows it really is!
At Southwest Airlines, we believe that empowering young professionals in the communities we serve is an important step in helping those communities thrive. Read more to learn how Southwest supports future leaders in the Asian Pacific American community.
Southwest takes pride in our reputation as the airline with Heart and that naturally extends to a passion for making a difference in our communities and protecting our resources. Read more to learn how two of our Employees take it upon themselves to help the environment in their work and personal lives.
Loving people is at the Heart of Southwest Airlines, and one of the many ways we connect with communities is through our annual Medical Transportation Grant Program (MTGP). Since 2007, Southwest has supported nonprofit hospitals and medical transportation organizations by providing complimentary, roundtrip tickets for patients and their families to use when seeking medical treatment. Read more to learn more about the impactful reach this program has on families.
At Southwest, our Purpose is to connect People to what’s important in their lives and our partnership with Make-A-Wish® allows us to do just that by providing meaningful travel to Make-A-Wish families. While we continuously support this impactful organization by providing travel to wishes, we recently we had a special opportunity to be a part of Randy’s day!
Read more to learn how Southwest and Make-A-Wish granted Randy’s wish to be a Southwest Airlines Mechanic for the day at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
Southwest wants to do its part to by championing our communities and respecting our resources. To create a positive environmental impact in the communities we serve, we have partnerships with select environmentally focused organizations, including the National Forest Foundation (NFF). In celebration of Earth Month, read more for a glimpse into how NFF and Southwest work together to impact communities.
For our first flight from Oakland to Maui, we invited Maui local, Lily Meola, onboard to perform Live at 35 to celebrate the music community in Maui and surprise our Customers onboard the inaugural flight. Read more to learn how Lily Meola’s performance made this inaugural flight even more special and helped our Customers connect to the culture of Hawaii.