Nashville, Tenn. (October 18, 2019) - The Nashville Predators have announced a three-year partnership with Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), making the Dallas-based carrier the organizations' first-ever Official Airline Partner. Southwest Airlines® is Nashville's leading airline, offering the most seats to the greatest number of destinations of any airline serving the city. The carrier offers up to 134 flights a day to 45 destinations across the United States and Mexico from Nashville International Airport.
"When forming our partnership with Southwest Airlines, we knew that their dedication to the highest quality of customer service fully aligned with our organization's goal of providing the best possible experience for every person that walks through our doors," Predators Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer Chris Junghans said. "The love that Southwest has for their customers and employees is no different than the love that we have for each of our fans, and we're excited for those fans to benefit from this new partnership between the No. 1 franchise in sports and the No. 1 airline."
Of the Predators' 23 domestic NHL opponents, Southwest Airlines offers non-stop flights from Nashville's BNA airport to every single one of those cities, making it easier than ever for fans to support the Preds on the road. Through this partnership, Southwest Airlines and the Nashville Predators will provide fans with future opportunities to win fly away experiences, where winners enjoy a trip to one of the Preds' road games.
"We are proud to connect two iconic Nashville brands in a unique partnership that celebrates two of the city's main passion points: sports and travel," said Bill Tierney, Southwest Airlines Vice President of Marketing. "As Nashville's top airline, it's our mission to connect People to what's important in their lives. Whether it's for a Predators away game, a much-needed vacation or a business trip, Southwest will get you there with low fares and consumer-friendly policies."
About Southwest Airlines Co.
In its 49th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 59,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 130 million passengers annually. Southwest became the nation's largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation's most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. In peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.