Going Green: Doing Our Part on the Ground

Southwest Airlines Commits to Converting from Diesel to Emission-Reducing Electric-Powered Ground Support Equipment
Feb 24, 2011 5:00 PM ET

Going Green: Doing Our Part on the Ground

by Laurel Moffat

Doing our part—it’s important for Southwest Airlines to be a good neighbor in not only the communities we currently serve, but where our canyon blue planes will soon touch down for the first time.  March will be a busy month for Southwest as we open three new cities—Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) and Charleston (CHS) on March 13, and Newark (EWR) on March 27.  On top of the fun festivities and community events planned to celebrate our entrance into these communities, we’ll also do our part on the ground to open these cities with brand new electric ground support equipment (GSE) on Day One.

Over the past decade, we have focused our efforts on converting our diesel GSE fleet to environmentally-friendly electric-powered equipment.  These modifications curb greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

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About Southwest Airlines

After nearly 40 years of service, Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low fare carriers—offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit southwest.com/cares to read the One Report. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees systemwide.