Southwest Airlines to stop flying out of Newark airport as of November
Southwest Airlines says as of November, the airline will stop flying out of Newark Liberty International Airport.
According to the airline, its second-quarter earnings will come in below expectations.
Part of that has to do with the grounding of Boeing's 737 Max aircraft following two international crashes.
The last flight out of Newark will be on Sunday, Nov. 3.
The 125 Southwest employees that work at Newark airport will be offered positions at LaGuardia Airport, and they will be able to bid on other open positions.
As of now, Southwest operates up to 20 departures a day to 10 U.S. cities.
Southwest's entire fleet is 737 aircrafts.
Southwest will remain flying into LaGuardia and Philadelphia International Airport.
Southwest's Chairman and CEO Gary Kelly released a statement, saying, "The financial results at Newark have been below expectations, despite the efforts of our excellent Team at Newark. 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."
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