DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines announced today that it'll eliminate nearly 200 flights early next year as it struggles with high fuel costs and a weakening economy.
Southwest will cut 196 flights while adding only six new ones in its schedule that takes effect January 11th. That's nearly 6% of the airline's daily schedule of close to 3,400 flights.
Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz says some of the eliminated flights could be restored later in 2009. Late winter is typically a slow travel period.