7 January 2014
Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) said that 73 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations from across the nation have been selected for the Southwest Airlines 2014 Medical Transportation Grant Program, with the total impact touching 99 facilities.
Through the program, participating nonprofit hospitals and medical programs can provide complimentary, roundtrip airline tickets to families who are facing serious illness and need to travel for specialized medical care. Being able to fly for free to receive the best medical treatment available eases the financial burden on families, giving those who are already facing so much one less thing to worry about. In 2014, Southwest will provide more than USD2.8m in free transportation to caregivers and patients seeking medical treatment. For a full list of 2014 participants, visit www.southwest.com/medicalgrant.
Southwest Airlines operates passenger airlines that provide scheduled air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 694 aircraft, including 606 Boeing 737 aircraft and 88 Boeing 717 aircraft. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Its website is at http://www.southwest.com.