Southwest Airlines To Cease Flights From Newark Airport

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Southwest Airlines will stop flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport this fall, the company announced Thursday citing poor financial results at New Jersey’s largest airport.

Beginning Nov. 3, the Dallas-based airline will consolidate its New York City-area operations at LaGuardia Airport.

“The financial results at Newark have been below expectations, despite the efforts of our excellent team at Newark,” Southwest chairman and CEO Gary C. Kelly said in a statement. “I am grateful to our wonderful Newark employees, who are a top priority, and will be given an opportunity to relocate to another station in our system, including LaGuardia Airport, where we are experiencing strong customer demand. As part of this move, we will offer options and flexibility for customers to recover planned travel from other area airports.”

The poor financial results were linked to the ongoing fallout from the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max.




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