Southwest, United Cut Thousands of Spring Flights Written 16 March 2022


Two Boeing 737s of Southwest Airlines at San Francisco International Airport. | Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 2.0

The Dallas Morning News  reports that Southwest Airlines “and other airlines are cutting thousands of spring flights from schedules because of serious headwinds from high fuel prices, staffing challenges and other ongoing supply chain constraints.” The airline has already “axed 14,500 flights from its March through May schedule,” and “on Tuesday cited ‘continuing challenges with available staffing.’” The airline “also said business travel continues to suffer.” Also on Tuesday, “United said it was cutting its capacity for the rest of 2022,” while “Alaska Airlines and Las Vegas-based Allegiant said they were cutting flight schedules by about 5%.”
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