Fuel Cost Blamed in Southwest Airlines Schedule Cuts
DALLAS – Southwest Airlines Co. will eliminate nearly 200 flights next year as it struggles with high fuel costs and a weak economy.
The cuts will include one daily flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Chicago Midway Airport, Kansas City, Nashville, Oakland, Phoenix and San Jose.
The move raised doubts about the company’s goal of growing in 2009 despite the airline industry’s troubles.
Southwest will cut 196 flights while adding only six new ones in its schedule that takes effect Jan. 11.
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