DALLAS – (Realty News Report) – Southwest Airlines operated 56 flights with no passengers on board on a rough day in the airline business, which has been devastated by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
The 56 empty flights occurred on Monday March 30, according to an article by Evan Hoopfer of the Dallas Business Journal. A spokesperson at the Dallas-based airline declined to comment on the report which was based on an internal airline memo.
Southwest recently announced it was slashing 1,500 flights a day off its schedule and would operate that way until early June.
Southwest is a major carrier in the Houston and it is based out of Hobby Airport. Most airlines are the nation have continued to fly, even though most of the seats may be empty. A empty plane might be flown to position planes and personnel for future flights or to ship cargo.
Shares of Southwest closed at $30.54 on Friday, down 96 cents. The 52-week high for the airline stock is $58.83.
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