Southwest Airlines is gearing up for major schedule reductions starting this weekend. From Sunday, March 22nd, Southwest Airlines will start to cancel 1,000 of its nearly 4,000 daily flights.
Cancellations at Southwest Airlines
From March 22nd, Southwest announced that it will cancel 1,000 of 4,000 daily flights through April 14th. From April 14th, the carrier will operate a previously revised schedule of original 20% capacity reductions through June 5th. The reason for this, Southwest states, is the drop in travel demand in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These cancellations will generally target routes on which there are multiple daily frequencies. Furthermore, the cancellations are designed to occur on a rolling, multiple-daily basis. This gives customers more options to change and rebook.