Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Southwest Airlines
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol LUV)
Headquartered in: 
Texas
Major Industry: 
airlines
Specific Industry: 
airlines
Penalty total since 2000: 
$77,560,421
Number of records: 
309
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
safety-related offenses$52,317,388289
employment-related offenses$21,540,0002
consumer-protection-related offenses$3,670,00015
environment-related offenses$33,0333
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
aviation safety violation$52,114,925269
employment discrimination$20,540,0001
aviation consumer protection violation$3,670,00015
wage and hour violation$1,000,0001
workplace safety or health violation$202,46320
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: 

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agencysort icon Penalty Amount
Southwest Airlines Co. aviation consumer protection violation 2011 ACPD $50,000
AirTran Airways aviation consumer protection violation 2010 ACPD $500,000
AirTran Airways aviation consumer protection violation 2010 ACPD $20,000
AirTran Airways aviation consumer protection violation 2008 ACPD $45,000
AirTran Airways aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $125,000
Southwest Airlines, Co. aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $500,000
Southwest Airlines aviation consumer protection violation 2018 ACPD $50,000
Southwest Airlines wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
Southwest Airlines employment discrimination 2018 private lawsuit-federal $20,540,000
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