The Greenest Airline Award

Feb 14, 2011 10:30 AM ET

Southwest Airlines Blog - Nuts About Southwest

By: Marilee McInnis

We’ve written in the past about our Newsweek Green Rankings and our being awarded the Williams Trophy by the Washington Airports Task Force, so you know how excited I get whenever our Company and our People are recognized for being good stewards of the environment. We just received word that we were ranked as the greenest airline by Climate Counts, a nonprofit group that ranks the world’s largest companies on their climate impact. They do this to raise consumer awareness and encourage consumers to support companies that are behaving in a responsible manner. As a Company, Southwest has always believed in doing the right thing – it’s just who we are. To read more about this recognition and about Southwest Airlines' ongoing environmental efforts visit, Southwest Airlines' corporate blog.


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 Airlines is the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, now serving 69 cities in 35 states with service to Charleston and Greenville-Spartanburg beginning March 13, 2011, and service to Newark Liberty International beginning March 27, 2011. Southwest also 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 Airlines is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit to read the Southwest Airlines One Report(TM). Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,100 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees systemwide.