Southwest Airlines (SWA) on March 8 took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800; it plans to receive 33 -800s by the end of the year (ATW Daily News, Jan. 20). The aircraft, which took its first flight Feb. 23, will begin service for SWA April 11 on Flight #1717 from Chicago Midway to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. “Our -800 adventure starts small, with just two aircraft overnighting at Chicago Midway and Baltimore/Washington and flying to and from Florida,” a SWA spokesperson told ...

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