Southwest Airlines cancels 1,000 more flights as disruptions mount

Source: CNBC

“Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights, 27% of its schedule, on Sunday as disruptions that the airline blamed on air traffic control issues and bad weather affected the travel plans of thousands of customers. ‘We experienced significant impact in the Florida airports [Friday] evening after an FAA-imposed air traffic management program was implemented due to weather and resulted in a large number of cancellations,’ Alan Kasher, who oversees daily flight operations, told staff in a note on Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration said there were a ‘few hours’ of flight delays on Friday afternoon because of severe weather and staffing issues at Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center, which controls airspace in five parts of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina.” (10/10/21)