James Aldrige for San Antonio Business Journal, July 18, 2012:
Southwest Airlines has renewed its commitment to provide free travel for America’s World War II veterans as a member of the Honor Flight Network.
The Dallas-based airline will provide $1.2 million worth of free travel through 2015 to help veterans visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. Southwest has been the official commercial airline of the Honor Flight Network since 2009.
“Because of Southwest Airlines’ generosity and renewed sponsorship, thousands of World War II and terminally ill veterans will continue to have the opportunity to see the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifice in Washington, D.C.,” Chairman of the Honor Flight NetworkJames McLaughlin says.
Southwest (NYSE: LUV) is the largest carrier to fly out of San Antonio International Airport . San Antonio has a long history with the military. The city is home to thousands of veterans.