Posted on: 24 February 2012 by Mark Howells
Southwest Airlines is to open its newest pilot crew base in October 2012 and flight attendant crew base in the fourth quarter at Denver International Airport.
The new crew domicile, which will be the airline’s ninth, will be home to at least 250 pilots and at least 4,000 flight attendants, with potential to grow as needed. The lounges will be located on the third level of concourse C at DIA.
"Denver is the fastest growing city in our history, and the new crew base demonstrates our long-term commitment to the community and our successful operation at DIA," explained Mike Van de Ven, Southwest’s executive vice-president and chief operating officer. "Our expansion reflects the increasing demand among Mile High customers for Southwest’s low fares and frequent flights, and our pilots and flight attendants will be proud to call Denver home."
The Crew base will serve as an office on the ground for Southwest’s pilots and flight attendants. Flight crews who are stationed in Denver may use these offices before and after trips to receive briefings, to access required reading material, to learn about any changes in policies or schedules, and to catch up on internal news.
Southwest currently operates eight pilot and flight attendants bases across the US. Other domiciles are located in Baltimore/Washington, Chicago Midway, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Oakland, Orlando, and Las Vegas.