Posted by on October 12, 2021 2:01 pm
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Southwest Airlines Apologizes as Shares Tumble Amid Mass Flight Cancellations

Southwest Airlines late Monday extended an apology to customers and employees for mass flight cancellations the company has blamed on the weather. Southwest canceled about 2,000 flights over the weekend and axed hundreds more on Oct. 11. Early Tuesday, 87 flights, or 2 percent of the scheduled flights, were cancelled, with another 5 percent delayed, according to data from FlightAware. “On Friday evening, the airline ended the day with numerous cancellations, primarily created by weather and other external constraints, which left aircraft and Crews out of pre-planned positions to operate our schedule on Saturday. Unfortunately, the out-of-place aircraft and continued strain on our Crew resources created additional cancelations across our point-to-point network that cascaded throughout the weekend and into Monday,” Southwest said in a statement. “Southwest Teams have been working diligently to restore stability to the network, and we are experiencing less disruptions on Monday. We hope to restore our full …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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