According to Flightaware, the carrier has canceled 348 flights Monday and delayed another 271 flights.
The Dallas-based airline experienced blamed air traffic control troubles and climate for its weekend “operational challenges” that noticed around 1,000 canceled flights on Sunday by itself. Southwest Airways was the only airline to report the issues on that scale.
Southwest has struggled all summer with large numbers of delayed and canceled flights. In August, it declared it was trimming its September timetable by 27 flights a day, or significantly less than 1%, and 162 flights a working day, or 4.5% of the routine, from early Oct by way of Nov. 5.
Previous week, Southwest became the newest airline to announce it was imposing a vaccine mandate on its staff members. The Dallas-based company mentioned its staff must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 in order to remain at the airline. Personnel can seek approval to skip the photographs owing to professional medical or spiritual good reasons.
1 analyst reported a doable reason for the weekend outages may be a get the job done slowdown by pilots who oppose the mandate. The pilots union denied it was aspect of a work action.
In premarket investing, shares of Southwest Air slipped 2.6%.