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Southwest Airlines Named to FORTUNE® World’s Most Admired Companies™ List


It’s an honor to share that Southwest Airlines was once again named to the 2023 FORTUNE® World’s Most Admired Companies™ list. Thanks to our terrific Employees, we have been a mainstay on the list since 2009. I’m honored to share we are ranked #23.


To earn a spot on this acclaimed list, Southwest was measured on nine key attributes, from the soundness of our financial position to our quality of products and services to our community responsibility. FORTUNE® collaborated with partner Korn Ferry to survey 15,000 senior executives, outside directors, and industry analysts to identify the companies that enjoy the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries.


We take pride in working for this great Company, which is why it’s so difficult to have let you and our Employees down at the end of last year. We will address the challenges we experienced at the end of last year. I don’t want to miss an opportunity to recognize our 60,000 Employees and the many ways they contribute to our status as a World’s Most Admired Companies. They deserve to celebrate!


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