The airline industry has been susceptible to corruption risk. There have been credential and integrity issues raised by stakeholders on air carrier companies’ management. The employees working in the company have used their authority and power for accomplishment of self-interest. Employees have been paid bribes so that airline companies enter into different leasing contracts with air-fleet manufacturers. In this way, fund diversion takes place from airline companies to air-fleet manufacturers. Southwest Airline is also susceptible to corruption risk. In the recent past, manufacturing costs for aircraft manufacturers have increased significantly. The increase in manufacturing costs is attributable to increase in prices of raw materials and labor cost used in the manufacturing process (Otusanya, 2011). Thus, there is tremendous pressure on aircraft manufacturers to pass on the cost hike to their buyers. However, with slowdown in global economy and decrease in corporate and public spending, air carriers have also decreased their airline purchases.