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Green is Good! And It's Fun at the Top!


Doesn’t it feel good to be Green?  We sure think so!  Southwest Airlines recently ranked first among North American airlines and fourth in the world among 65 global airlines in the GREENHORIZON Aviation 2010 World Airline Environmental Rankings for excellent environmental performance and initiatives.  Now, that’s something to be proud of!  We know we’re an airline, and our business has an impact on the Planet, but we’re focused on efficient operations and keeping costs low; environmental decisions make good business sense!

GREENHORIZON Aviation is the world’s leading airline environmental ranking company, providing the traveling consumer information on the world’s greenest airlines.  It comes as no surprise that consumers want to spend their money on a company they can feel good about; a company that is doing their part to decrease our footprint on the Planet. 

The study ranked each airline based on their environmental performance in three main categories: Daily Operational Activities, Corporate Environmental Management Practices, and Corporate Policies/Strategic Planning.  For a closer look, visit

Placing first amongst our fellow North American airlines and fourth globally is a huge achievement.  Our Employees have made it a priority to place a Green filter on our day-to-day operations, and we are committed to remain a sustainable, profitable airline for years to come. 

To read more on how Southwest Airlines is committed to our Triple Bottom Line of People, Planet, and Performance, please visit to view the Southwest Airlines One Report ™.