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Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today was named to FORTUNE’s 2022 list of World’s Most Admired® Companies. The carrier is ranked at No. 28 and is also ranked No. 5 on the industry list. Southwest® has been featured consistently on the World’s Most Admired Companies list since 2009.

“What a wonderful tribute to the People of Southwest Airlines to be recognized with this prestigious honor, and especially in the midst of the challenges brought on by a global pandemic,” said Bob Jordan, Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines. “These past 23 months have been the most challenging time in our Company’s history, but our People are the difference—they put their Heart into our business, our communities, and serving our Customers and it shows! My sincere thanks and deep gratitude go to each of them—they make it happen.”

To create the list, FORTUNE collaborated with partner Korn Ferry to survey 15,000 senior executives, outside directors, and industry analysts to identify the companies that enjoy the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries. The World’s Most Admired Companies are then rated on nine attributes. This year, 635 companies in 52 industries were surveyed.

Source Southwest Airlines