SOUTHWEST AIRLINES PILOTS: LEADERS IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY
Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is the sole bargaining unit for the more than 8,500 pilots of Southwest Airlines. Southwest pilots are leaders in aviation industry productivity and are the world's leading experts on flying the Boeing-737. Southwest Airlines operates a growing fleet of the 737-300, 737-500, 737-700 and 737-800.
SWAPA is in its 39th year of service to the pilots of Southwest Airlines. Prior to the union's beginnings in 1978, pilots worked cooperatively with the Company to compile work rules for safe, efficient operations. That cooperative spirit has continued through the negotiation of nine labor contracts.