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Southwest international service with its own aircraft is "in the pipeline of things we're interested in...that's way out in the future for us [though]," said by Bob Jordan, Southwest's executive vice president for strategy, procurement and technology.
As a matter of fact, Southwest will offer international service in 2009...but with codeshare flights on partner ATA...and only to nearby destinations, such as Caribbean,
Long-haul low-cost is with us today, both on traditional network carriers and with dedicated carriers. As one LCC executive commented on low-cost long-haul, “Our biggest competitor is the back-end of a 747.” Traditional carriers are able to offer low-cost fares in their lowest classes. However, these may not be economically viable and are not always on offer. Oasis in