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Department of Defense Domestic Charters


This week, Southwest Airlines began operating domestic charter flights for the Department of Defense to transport evacuees arriving into the United States from Afghanistan. We are proud to support our military’s critical humanitarian airlift mission, and we are grateful to our Employees for demonstrating an eagerness to help, once again displaying their true Southwest Heart.


We are operating each of these flights with the utmost levels of Safety, while ensuring we offer the evacuees the compassion and care they need. We do not anticipate any disruptions to our normal operations from these domestic charter flight operations, and we appreciate our Customers’ and Employees’ support of these efforts.


As always, the Southwest Team is honored to serve when needed, especially as we assist our military with this important humanitarian effort.