Southwest Airlines: Operational Impact of Sandy

 Out ahead of the projected landfall of Hurricane Sandy, Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have canceled operations on Monday at a total of ten airports in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US.  Customers are being contacted and offered options to change their travel plans.  Click the links at the bottom of this statement for the most up-to-date Customer policies.

Southwest has canceled a total of 58 flights (less than two percent of the published schedule) on Sunday evening, mainly the last inbound flights in the affected airports.  Similarly, AirTran Airways has canceled 23 flights (four percent of the published schedule) Sunday evening.  These are final numbers for Sunday.

On Monday, Southwest Airlines was scheduled to operate more than 3200 flights across the Country and now projects to have canceled more than 550 of those departures.  AirTran Airways projects to have canceled more than 180 departures out of a published systemwide flight schedule of nearly 600 flights on Monday.

Operational planners are still determining the Tuesday flight schedules for both carriers.

To obtain city-specific flight cancelation information, please directly consult the airports’ websites or visit Southwest Airlines Flight Status Information or AirTran Airways Flight Status Information.

As the storm moves, our Customer accommodation policies for Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways will be updated.

Source and photo: Southwest Airlines

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