Southwest Airlines 737-700. By Rob Finlayson Southwest Airlines (SWA) and United Airlines (UA) squared off Tuesday in front of the Houston City Council over whether SWA should be allowed to launch international service from Houston Hobby (HOU) in 2015. SWA, which carries more domestic US passengers than any other airline, last month announced plans to launch the first-ever SWA-branded international flights from HOU by mid-decade (ATW Daily News, April 20). HOU is a domestic-only airport; ...

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