According to flight tracking website, Southwest Airlines cancelled thousands of flights across the nation on Sunday. Flight aware.
Southwest Airlines flights to Denver International Airport were delayed or cancelled by 50% on Saturday following the grounding of more than 800 national flights.
According to Dallas-based airline, the disruptions were caused by weather and air traffic control issues.
“We are working hard to accommodate affected Southwest customers as quickly as possible. We ask our customers whose travel is affected to explore our self-service rebooking options and check their flight status on Southwest.com,” said an airline spokesperson. wrote in An Facebook post.
Steve Kulm, FAA spokesperson, said that no shortages of staff have been reported.
Kulm stated that there was no shortage of FAA air traffic personnel as of Friday, in a statement to KMGH. “Flight delays and cancellations occurred for several hours Friday afternoon due to widespread severe weather, military training and limited staffing in an area of the Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center. Some airlines are still having scheduling problems as crews and aircraft are missing. Please contact them for information on the current flight schedules.
The disruption is being speculated on social media as possible labor actions by Southwest employees due to the recent vaccine mandate.
However, Southwest pilot union said: The Denver PostThe strike was not carried out by its members.
Robert Garrison from KMGH reported the first time on this story.