Grounded Aircraft Costing Southwest Airlines ‘Millions’ Weekly

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Southwest’s daily out-of-service aircraft count jumped from its normal range of 15-20 to more than 60 about three weeks ago.

Schedule interruptions due to unavailable aircraft are costing Southwest Airlines millions of dollars each week, and the issue’s uncertainty makes providing short-term financial guidance challenging.

The unavailable aircraft are forcing Southwest to cancel hundreds and delay thousands of flights each week. It is launching long-awaited Hawaii service on March 17 and will steadily expand it.

Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham