Credit Card News

Advertising Disclosure

Credit-Land.com is an independent, advertising-supported web site. Credit-Land.com receives compensation from many credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. Credit-Land.com has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » News » Other » Southwest Airlines Makes the Grade with Fortune Magazine

Southwest Airlines Makes the Grade with Fortune Magazine

By
Add to Favorites:

Fortune’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies list is out and Southwest Airlines made it into the top ten, along with companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Starbucks, Disney, General Electric, Berkshire Hathaway, FedEx and Microsoft – and it was the only commercial airline that made it into the top spots taking eighth place.

This is not Southwest Airlines first time being on Fortune’s 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. They have made the list for twenty-three years in a row.

“This particular recognition is especially rewarding because it’s driven by input from leaders at other companies, and our folks take great pride in this achievement,” said Gary Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer of Southwest Airlines.

The list covers a lot of ground including companies from a wide range of industries including transportation, internet services and retailing, computers, food services, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, apparel, hotels and others.

Delta Airlines and Singapore Airlines in the top 50

Delta Airlines and Singapore Airlines made the cut of the top 50 most admired companies with Delta ranking number thirty-one on the list and Singapore Airlines at number thirty-three.
What about hotels? Marriott made the list too, at slot number twenty-five.

Making a list

To make their 2017 list of World’s Most Admired Companies list, Fortune partnered up with Korn Ferry Hay Group, a global management consulting firm. During the process they queried directors, executives and analysts from around the globe.

These voters were given the opportunity to rate the companies that they admired the most. Voters could choose any company that was in the top 25% of the list from 2016, and from any industry. But they could also choose any company that was in the top 20% of their industry.
To check out the entire list visit Fortune’s website.

Add to Favorites:

Related News:

Where to Find Cheap Spring Break Getaways
Where to Find Cheap Spring Break Getaways

By Dar Dowling, Posted: February 27, 2017

Spring Break is coming, and if you have not booked your getaway yet it's not too late, according to online travel booking sites there are some inexpensive airfares to be had and student friendly destinations to visit. Continue reading
New Upgrades with Alaska Airlines

By Dar Dowling, Posted: March 29, 2017

Alaska Airlines has announced that Virgin America, which it acquired in late 2016, will start using Alaska’s logo and name starting at some point in 2019. But along with this integration comes expanded amenities, many of which Virgin ... Continue reading
Discover Number One in Temkin Survey

By Dar Dowling, Posted: March 28, 2017

Discover took the top spot in the 2017 Temkin Experience Ratings ratings, a study looking at which credit cards give their cardholders the best customer experience. American Express and USAA came in a close second. The survey also found ... Continue reading
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
Unlimited 1.5x rewards on every purchase, every day. For every $1 you spend, you earn 1.5x Miles.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Get a dollar-for-dollar match of all the cash back you’ve earned at the end of your first year, automatically.
For Excellent, Good Credit
Guaranteed $500 Unsecured Credit Limit
For Bad Credit