Air Transport World

Airline of the year: Southwest Airlines. (18th Annual Air Transport World Awards)

The airlines around the world have taken a beating in the past two years. In these difficult times, one would expect difficulty in finding an airline that stood out, other than in the sense of merely surviving. Not so. In fact, the selection was quite easy this year.

Our Airline of the Year honors go to a carrier that has demonstrated excellence over the years in most of the disciplines required for safe, reliable and fairly priced air transportation. In nearly every instance, it goes to an airline that has won some of our other awards, those directed at the disciplines that are the key ingredients for our top award.

Our selection for Airline of the Year for 1991 is Southwest Airlines of Dallas. …

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