Southwest Airlines has announced it will be cancelling 1,000 flights from 22 March 2020 through until 14 April.

Due to a severe drop in travel demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline will be cut about a quarter of its flight and operate a revised schedule through until 5 June. The routes that are cancelled will be targeted on routes where there are multiple daily frequencies, allowing customers more options to change and rebook. Similarly, the cuts will affect the less demanded flights to disrupt fewer travellers.

Each day will see different schedules so the airline is following a fluid nature of cancellations. Included in the suspended flights will be all international services, responding to the travel restrictions implanted by many countries.

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