Southwest rebrands business travel team to Southwest Business

Dallas-based air carrier Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has announced its dedicated business travel team has added a new suite of services and rebranded as Southwest Business, the company said.

As Southwest Business evolves, the Company announced today a new agreement to bring industry-standard processes to the Travelport and Amadeus GDS channels including allowing travel managers the ability to book, change, cancel, and modify reservations.

The Company anticipates the new capabilities to be ready for bookings by mid-2020, and estimates this new revenue initiative to provide incremental improvements in pre-tax results in the range of USD 10 million to USD 20 million in the second half of 2020, with improvements expected in 2021 and beyond.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.