Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has been recognized by TripAdvisor as a winner of four awards in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice™ awards for airlines. The carrier ranks sixth in the Top Ten Airline--World category and was chosen for three other honors. TripAdvisor highlights the world's top carriers annually based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings gathered over a 12-month period.
Southwest is also recognized as the Best Airline in North America; Best Economy Class in North America; and Best Airline in the United States.
"Southwest is committed to being a Customer-focused Company, and these designations are a direct reflection of the work our People do every day for the more than 120 million People we serve annually," said Ryan Green, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Southwest Airlines. "Awards such as these fuel our passion to connect People to what's important in their lives with low fares, world-renowned Hospitality, and Customer-friendly policies that make us a maverick of the airline industry worldwide."
"We're thrilled to recognize the global TripAdvisor community's favorite airlines and shine a spotlight on the carriers around the world that provide the very best flying experiences, including Southwest Airlines," said Bryan Saltzburg, Senior Vice President and General Manager for TripAdvisor Flights. "As the airline industry introduces new fare products and a widening array of in-flight offerings, consumers continue to seek out the carriers that deliver value and a quality experience. The Travelers' Choice awards for airlines recognize the carriers that exceed passenger expectations and receive top marks from travelers."
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