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BRIEF-Southwest CEO Says Has No Current Plan To Do Anything But Grow The Airline's Fleet With The 737 Max

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Southwest Airlines Co:

* SOUTHWEST CO CEO SAYS EXPECTS TO RETURN TO AIRCRAFT DELIVERY AND CAPACITY PLAN ONCE 737 MAX RETURNS TO SERVICE

* SOUTHWEST EXECUTIVE SAYS WILL CONTINUE TO ADD HAWAII SERVICE IN SECOND QUARTER

* SOUTHWEST EXECUTIVE SAYS IN PROCESS OF DOING AN ENGINE CHANGE ON ITS 737 MAX THAT MADE AN EMERGENCY LANDING

* SOUTHWEST SAYS WILL USE ITS 737 MAX JETS AS SPARES IF GROUNDING IS LIFTED BEFORE AUG 5

* SOUTHWEST EXECUTIVE SAYS CONTINUES TO SEE 'TREMENDOUS STRENGTH' ACROSS RAPID REWARDS LOYALTY PROGRAM, LOTS OF RUNWAY AHEAD FOR MORE GROWTH

* SOUTHWEST SAYS SEEING STRONG DEMAND FOR HAWAII FLIGHTS, STARTING TO RAISE FARES

* SOUTHWEST SAYS REDUCED SEAT CAPACITY DUE TO GROUNDED MAX JETS LEADING TO HIGHER YIELDS ON LAST-MINUTE BOOKINGS

* SOUTHWEST SAYS EXPECTS TO RETIRE UP TO 18 AIRCRAFT THIS YEAR SUBJECT TO THE 737 MAX'S UNGROUNDING

* SOUTHWEST CEO SAYS NOT HEARING THAT SIMULATOR TRAINING WILL BE REQUIRED FOR BOEING'S 737 MAX TO RETURN TO SERVICE

* SOUTHWEST CEO SAYS AIRLINE'S BRAND, OPERATION IS INTACT

* SOUTHWEST CEO SAYS OVER LONGER TERM, THE 737 MAX WILL BE THE BETTER AIRPLANE FOR ITS HAWAII MARKETS

* SOUTHWEST SAYS WORKING TO IDENTIFY CUSTOMERS' FEELINGS ABOUT THE 737 MAX, SAYS THERE MAY BE PEOPLE WHO INITIALLY TURN AWAY FROM FLYING ABOARD IT

* SOUTHWEST CEO SAYS 'NOT HAPPY' WITH 737 MAX GROUNDING BUT TAKING UP THE ISSUE WITH BOEING PRIVATELY

* SOUTHWEST CEO SAYS HAS NO CURRENT PLAN TO DO ANYTHING BUT GROW THE AIRLINE'S FLEET WITH THE 737 MAX

* SOUTHWEST CEO SAYS NO PLANS TO GO TO USED AIRCRAFT MARKET Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: