Southwest Stung by Government Shutdown

Skift - Feb 20, 17:00 GMT

The airline is still seeing weaker passenger demand, nearly a month after the government reopened. Coupled with mechanical issues, Southwest is in a tough spot right now. -Isaac Carey

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 09: Passengers wait in a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) line at JFK airport on January 09, 2019 in New York City. Its been reported that hundreds of TSA screeners and agents have called in sick from their shifts from a number of major airports as the partial government shutdown continues. Employees of the TSA, whose job it is to keep airlines safe, are being forced to work without knowing when their next paycheck is coming. Spencer Platt / Getty Images



Skift Take: The airline is still seeing weaker passenger demand, nearly a month after the government reopened. Coupled with mechanical issues, Southwest is in a tough spot right now.

— Isaac Carey

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