Last updated: 09:53 AM ET, Thu March 24 2016

Southwest One of America's Best Employers: Airline Pulse News and Notes for March 24, 2016

Airlines & Airports | Josh Lew | March 24, 2016

Southwest One of America's Best Employers: Airline Pulse News and Notes for March 24, 2016

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

Southwest Listed as One of America’s Best Employers
Despite not being able to make a contract deal with its pilots or mechanics, Southwest Airlines has been listed as one of the country’s best employers by Forbes. Forbes based its ranking on a survey of employees at midsize and large companies.

A4A CEO Slams Senate FAA Bill
The President and CEO of lobbying organization Airlines for America has called the current Senate FAA reauthorization bill a “wolf in sheep's clothing.” He says that some of the proposals contained in the bill would bring the industry back to a time before deregulation.

Wizz Air on Track for €200 in Profits
Central and Eastern European low cost carrier Wizz Air, which has emerged as a major competitor for Ryanair and easyJet, has announced that it expects at least €200 million in profits for the 12 month period ending on March 31.

Virgin Atlantic Announces Profitable 2015
Virgin Atlantic has announced profits of 22.5 million pounds. That is up 10.1 million pounds from 2014. Profits could have been greater, but the airline lost money on fuel hedges as oil prices fell.


American Airlines has announced that because of record profits it will make profit-sharing payments to its employees. The airline will share five percent of its earnings with non-executive workers. Delta and United have both made similar payments to employees recently. 

Airbus is designing its new A330neo, due in 2017, so that it has more seating. Airlines will be able to choose a seating layout that will give them 10 more seats than the current A330 model, which can seat up to 300 people. 

Want to work for JetBlue? The airlines VP of Talent recently shared the two questions she likes to ask every job applicant during their interview. They are: "Where don't you want to be and why?" and "What is a common misperception that people have of you and why?" 

Spirit Airlines will begin flights from Seattle Tacoma International Airport today with two daily flights to Los Angeles. Spirit is the first new major national carrier to move into Sea-Tac since 2008. 

Even India is on edge after the recent attacks in Belgium. After a bomb threat, low cost carrier IndiGo grounded 11 planes and conducted extensive searches before the threat was deemed a hoax. 


You may use your Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook information, including your name, photo & any other personal data you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on Click here to learn more.

Discover Club Med All-Inclusive Vacations

Hotels & Resorts