Welcome to Southwest® Charters.

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Our Charters Team is here to get you where you need to be by the time you need to be there.

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Why Charter?

Have you ever wanted to fly your large group on your own schedule, but don’t want to miss out on receiving Legendary Customer Service? Southwest Airlines® Charters may be the option for you.

If your organization is traveling with 143-175 passengers, or you have specific scheduling needs that cannot be met with our regularly scheduled service, let us help by taking you to any destination in the Continental U.S.* that can support a commercial 737 operation. Serving the same Southwest Hospitality that you’ve become accustomed to since 1971, Southwest Airlines Charters is here to provide you, your team, or company employees with the most enjoyable experience in the industry paired with the reliability you expect.

*We currently do not operate charter flights into or out of international destinations.

How it works

Southwest Airlines offers two types of charters, Single Entity Private and Public.

Private Charter

A Private Charter is a charter that is paid for by the charterer (a single entity, such as a company or school) instead of by the individual passengers.

Public Charter

A Public Charter is a charter that is paid for by the individual passengers. Public Charters must meet guidelines of the Department of Transportation. These guidelines can be found here: Department of Transportation Guidelines.


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Looking to elevate your spirits at 35,000 feet? We can make it happen. For an additional cost, we can have your aircraft catered with a fully-stocked bar to make happy hour every hour.

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Our fleetwide satellite-based Inflight Entertainment Portal features a flight tracker1, texting2, movies, TV series on demand, and live TV3—all for free! See more about our onboard entertainment and connectivity.

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Snacks are always on us when onboard our charter flights, as well as an assorted list of non-alcoholic beverages. Need a little more? We’ve got you covered with a fully-stocked bar, cold sandwiches, salads, and other cold food items for an additional cost.

1Where available. Available only on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Limited-time offer.

2Texting only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp (which must be downloaded and activated before connecting to SouthwestWiFi).

3Due to licensing restrictions, on WiFi-enabled international flights, free live TV and iHeartRadio may not be available for the full duration of flight.


Charters are normally more expensive than scheduled service due to the ability to customize the origin, destination*, schedule, and aircraft size. Charters are priced per aircraft and cost varies on scheduling needs, the amount of flying required, aircraft availability, and distance. Please be aware that Customers are required to pay the cost for returning the aircraft to its origin after the charter flight is complete.

Charter payment must be received prior to departure by wire transfer, credit card, or check. At this time, our frequent flyer program, Rapid Rewards® are not available to earn or redeem on charter flights.

*We currently do not operate charter flights in or out of international destinations.