Southwest Airlines Provides $2.4 Million+ in Free Medical Transportation


Read the full Press Release here, 2/22/2012.

Several Los Angeles hospitals selected as 2012 recipients

Southwest Airlines announced today that more than 70 hospitals and charities from across the nation were selected for Southwest’s 2012 Medical Transportation Grant Program. We are pleased to announce that the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, the Shriners Hospital for Children, and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County were chosen among this year’s recipients who will have the freedom to provide tickets to patients who must travel for treatment. The Medical Transportation Grant Program seeks to lessen the burden of travel expenses for families who are facing serious illness by providing complimentary, round-trip airline tickets to nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations.

For 2012, Southwest will provide more than $2.4 million in free transportation for patient treatment. Now in its fifth year, the program has quadrupled the number of participating hospitals since its inception and has provided more than 18,800 tickets to organizations in 26 states. To see a full list of recipients, please visit: To read the news release and view photos, visit To read about the impact of the Medical Transportation Grant program from recipients of the program, visit the Southwest Airlines Nuts About Southwest blog.

About Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines continues to differentiate itself from other low-fare carriers–offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded and has acquired AirTran Airways, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co. With the addition of Atlanta (which opened on Feb. 12, 2012), Southwest will serve 73 cities in 38 states and remains one of the most honored airlines in the world known for its commitment to the triple bottom line of Performance, People, and Planet. To read more about how Southwest is doing its part to be a good citizen, visit to read the Southwest Airlines One Report™. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,300 flights a day and has more than 37,000 Employees.

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