Southwest Airlines Statistics and Facts (2022)

Last Updated on: October 19th, 2022

Southwest Airlines Statistics passenger count revenue totals and Facts 2022

Here are a few of the most interesting Southwest Airlines statistics and facts I was able to dig up including revenue totals and passenger and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.


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Southwest Airlines Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Southwest Airlines.

What is Southwest Airlines?

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 56,000 Employees to a Customer base that topped 130 million Passengers in 2019. Southwest has a robust network of point-to-point service with a strong presence across top leisure and business markets. In peak travel seasons during 2019, Southwest operated more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.  (source)

Southwest Airlines Passenger Count

Total emplaned passengers (annual):


Southwest Airlines Employee Count

Number of employees:

55,100 employees

Last updated 1/1/22


Southwest Airlines Revenue Totals

Southwest Airlines revenue (annual):


Southwest Airlines net income (annual):


Additional Southwest Airlines Statistics

Total flights per year:


Average passenger fare:


Number of aircraft:


Number of destinations in the US:

99 destinations

Last updated 10/28/18


Average number of daily departures during peak travel season:

4,000 departures

Last updated 10/28/18


Average age of fleet:

11 years

Last updated 10/28/18


Average amount of time per day that each aircraft flies:

5 flights/11 hours per day

Last updated 10/28/18


US airport with the most Southwest Airlines daily departures:

Chicago (Midway)

Last updated 10/28/18


Average number of reservations that customer reps book monthly:

2.1 million reservations

Last updated 10/28/18


Number of people who applied for jobs with Southwest Airlines in 2016:

342,664


Number of new hires in 2016:

7,207


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Southwest Airlines statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.


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