Video: Interview With Southwest Airline CEO Gary Kelly at Skift Aviation Forum 🔒


Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly speaking at Skift Aviation Forum online on November 19, 2020. Skift

Skift Take: Southwest CEO Gary Kelly is a realist who’s been through some tough downturns before. But he is frank about the unique challenges of this pandemic. He’s trying to adhere to some basic business school principles on erasing debt and building cash, while preserving long-held Southwest traditions on taking care of its people.

— Tom Lowry

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U.S. Airlines Add Coronavirus Testing to Popular Caribbean Destinations


U.S. airlines are adding flights and virus testing to Caribbean destinations to tap into holiday demand ahead of the release of a coronavirus vaccine. Fshoq!

Skift Take: With second waves threatening the influx of holiday travelers that airlines haven’t seen since March, U.S. carriers are looking to incorporate rapid testing to ease passenger fears and help meet destinations’ entry requirements.

— Ruthy Muñoz

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