On Tuesday, Shares of Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE:LUV), added 1.07% and closed at $41.68 in the last trading session. LUV stock opened its last trade at $41.56 and after floating in a range of $41.19 to $41.99. The company’s Market capitalization is $25.80 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 638.69 million. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $33.96 and reached to max level of $51.34. The Earnings per Share of the company stands at $51.34. Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) today announced its flight schedule of new nonstop service between Florida and Cuba, bringing Southwest’s legendary low fares to a ninth country and a historic 100th destination. Service between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Varadero, Cuba (VRA) is scheduled to begin Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, and Havana (HAV) service is scheduled to commence Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, from both FLL and Tampa International Airport (TPA), subject to requisite approvals of the Cuban government. Service details for Santa Clara, Cuba (SNU) are intended to be released in the coming weeks.
“Southwest Customers can book their tickets now to travel to Cuba with our low fares and no hidden fees, bags fly free^, and the best Employees in the industry,” said Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines’ Chairman, President & CEO. “Cuba will be the ninth country on our route map and Havana will mark Southwest’s 100th city, a significant and proud milestone.”
Shares of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT), gained 1.23% and closed at $23.03 in the last trading session. HLT stock opened its last trade at $22.96 and after floating in a range of $22.83 to $23.12. The company’s Market capitalization is $22.66 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 989.78 million. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $16.16 and reached to max level of $26.27. The Earnings per Share of the company stands at $26.27. Hilton (HLT) recently declared that all 750 properties across its All Suites brands will recycle discarded soap and amenity bottles and donate them to reduce hygiene-related illnesses for communities in need. Marking the first time in the industry this is required as a brand standard, it is a major expansion of what is already the industry’s leading soap recycling program that will now include 1,370 hotels participating across Hilton’s portfolio.
Hilton’s All Suites brands include Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton. They comprise nearly 15 percent of Hilton’s current portfolio and 29 percent of its pipeline, and the new brand standard will nearly double the number of hotels participating in the soap-recycling program.
Through its partnerships with Clean the World and other organizations, Hilton’s hotels have already collected more than one million pounds of partially-used soap, which have been recycled into more than four million new bars of soap. This process has also prevented more than 570 tons of waste going to landfills. In addition to supplying the soap, these organizations educate people about the importance of hygiene and handwashing.
Hilton President & CEO Christopher J. Nassetta visited a hospital yesterday to deliver recycled soap while in Guayaquil, Ecuador for SAHIC (South American Hotel Investment & Tourism Conference).
“As part of our mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, we are strongly committed to assisting communities around the world through our Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility strategy, counting our industry-leading soap recycling program,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton. “Nearly two million children die every year from preventable hygiene-related illnesses, and simple handwashing could cut these rates by nearly 50 percent.”