BRIEF-Southwest looks to control overhead

Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:52am EST

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co : * During investor meeting webcast, company says it estimates superstorm Sandy caused $15 million to $20 million reduction

in operating profit for fourth quarter * Holiday bookings look strong * Company plans 300 authorized headcount cuts by end of next year, will meet that

goal through attrition and not hiring rather than layoffs