The Wall Street Journal

Southwest Airlines Cancels Over 1,800 Flights

Southwest Airlines canceled more than 1,800 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air-traffic-control problems in Florida that rippled throughout its operation. The problems started Friday evening, when severe weather in Florida prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to impose an air-traffic-management program, resulting in a large number of cancellations and leaving customers and crew members out of place, an airline spokesperson said Saturday. “To protect our overall network from compounding issues, additional cancellations are occurring today,” Southwest’s executive vice president of daily operations, told employees in a message Saturday that was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

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