For the past ten years, through our Medical Transporation Grant Program (MTGP), Southwest has proudly worked with a network of nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations nationwide to provide complimentary air travel to medical patients and their families in need of life-saving or life-changing medical care. To celebrate MTGP's tenth anniversary, we will donate 10,000 roundtrip flights this year to families who need to travel for specialized medical care. We also are extending a healing hand through a partnership with Musicians On Call, a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.
Musicians On Call volunteer musicians Kenli Mattus and Maggie Szabo perform for Customers at the Los Angeles Airport (LAX).
Southwest Airlines is committed to the diverse communities we serve. We believe that everyone in our community is part of our family, and as a family, we love to celebrate each other.
Last year we had a Napkin Art Contest in which we asked our Customers to draw something that inspires them. Artist, Shawn Perkins drew five different designs of people he felt inspired him to be the person he is today. As they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” So in honor of Black History Month, we’ve decided to let Shawn’s pictures do the talking.