Southwest airlines cancel more than 1,000 flights amidst busy travel weekend

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INDIANAPOLIS — Southwest airlines has cancelled more than 1,000 flights today after cancelling 808 Saturday.

The airline is blaming weather and air traffic control issues.

Southwest tweeted this saying that things would improve, not worsen.

In a recent statement the Southwest Airlines Pilot Association said, “SWAPA is aware of operational difficulties affecting Southwest Airlines today due to a number of issues, but we can say with confidence that our pilots are not participating in any official or unofficial job actions.”

“Our pilots will continue to overcome SWA management’s poor planning, as well as any external operational challenges, and remain the most productive pilots in the world. They will continue to be focused on their highest priority — safety.”

The union’s president, Casey Murray, blames the cancellations on staffing and a “poorly run operation”.

If you think your future flight could be effected by these cancellations, view your flight status immediately.

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