Southwest carried most passengers in '07

March 14, 2008 1:52:35 PM PDT
There's some good news for Southwest Airlines after a difficult week.Southwest carried more passengers than any other U.S. airline last year.

A record 769 million people flew on domestic or international flights industry wide in 2007.

Southwest carried more than 101 million passengers. This is the first time Southwest has topped the list, which is compiled by the U.S. Transportation Department.

Southwest passed American Airlines, which held the top honor for the past five years.

Delta Airlines carried the third most passengers followed by chicago based United Airlines.