Knowing that Wichita is known as the Air Capital of the World, home to the Boeing Company, Cessna, Raytheon, and Bombardier Aerospace's Learjet division, it certainly made sense that our newest Southwest destination was also the host of the 2013 Air Capital Classic (Web.com Tour) golf tournament this past weekend at Crestview Country Club.
As the "Official Airline of Golf Lovers," Southwest Airlines is always looking for fun ways to connect with fans of the game on and off the green, and we were proud to be the Official Airline of the tournament!
Last Tuesday, we kicked off our Air Capital Classic fun with help from our friends at Adams Golf. Five Southwest Adams golfers gave up their clubs in order to “trade places” with our Southwest Employees at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. Ashley Hall, Steve Wheatcroft, JJ Killeen, Troy Merritt, and Rich S. Johnson took tickets, made announcements, unloaded baggage from the aircraft, and even marshaled in an arriving plane.
The players had just arrived in town and were thrilled to take a break from preparing for competition to have some fun with our Customers and Employees. Safe to say, the players’ Friendly Customer Service was above par!
And we didn’t stop there! Our Employees were onsite at the tournament all four days to help share the Southwest story with more than 20,000 golf fans throughout the week. On top of that, we gave one lucky winner and a guest two roundtrip tickets to experience our Legendary Service and fly off to any SWA destination of their choice! Oh Wichita, LUV is here!