Southwest Drops Service to 4 Airports Amid Boeing Problems

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Published on April 25, 2024 - Duration: 01:31s

Southwest Drops Service to 4 Airports Amid Boeing Problems

Southwest Drops Service to 4 Airports , Amid Boeing Problems. On April 24, Boeing announced that it will keep production levels lower so that it can focus on the quality and safety of its planes.

The announcement comes after the company has experienced backlash over safety issues, .

Such as the incident on Jan.

5 in which a door plug flew off of an Alaska Airlines plane.

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On April 25, Southwest Airlines said that Boeing delivery delays have caused the company to stop serving four airports, CNN reports.

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The recent news from Boeing regarding further aircraft delivery delays presents significant challenges for both 2024 and 2025, Southwest CEO Bob Jordan, via statement.

We are reacting and replanning quickly to mitigate the operational and financial impacts.

, Southwest CEO Bob Jordan, via statement.

Consequently, we have made the difficult decision to close our operations [at the four airports], Southwest CEO Bob Jordan, via statement.

The four airports that will be affected are Bellingham International Airport, Cozumel International Airport.

Syracuse Hancock International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Southwest also revealed that it lost $218 million in Q1 2024.

However, revenue was at $6.3 billion, an 11% increase from last year.

The revenue increase came from an uptick in passenger traffic, CNN reports.

Southwest shares dipped 7% in premarket trading on April 25


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