Southwest Airlines will cut 40% of its flights in May amid virus outbreak
Southwest Airlines Co (LUV.N) will cut 40% of its flights from May 3 to June 5, the carrier said on Monday. The U.S. airline will send 2,000 flights every day, a slash of 1,700 from its usual number, due to the decrease in travel demand amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Southwest Airlines recently said that it was cancelling 1,500 flights per day in this month. The carrier said that they were doing this to conserve 80% of travel locations it recently offered. However, non-stop flights will now require a connection like direct flights that stops at a midpoint airport. Southwest Airlines will also shorten its operational day, transferring departures that were already booked before 7 in the morning and after 8 in the evening.