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Southwest airlines's top competitors are united airlines, american airlines and delta see southwest airlines's revenue, employees, and funding info on owler, the world's largest community-based business insights platform. southwest airline's origin can be traced back to texas where it was founded by a group of investors in 1966 rollin king, m lamar muse, and herbert d kelleher pooled $560,000 to form the air southwest company. Southwest airlines will co-fund a new $130 million regional maintenance facility at baltimore/washington international airport, to better meet its needs at the second busiest airport in its. On wednesday, the company provided $5,000 to each to help cover immediate expenses in an email signed by kelly that began, on behalf of the entire southwest airlines family, please accept our.
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