Southwest Employees Deliver Strong Operational Performance During Busy Thanksgiving Travel Period


Southwest operated more than 41,000 flights, connecting more than 5.1 million passengers to their Thanksgiving plans this holiday season. Approximately 82 percent of fights from Friday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 26 were within 14 minutes of their scheduled arrival times, despite weather challenges and ATC challenges at key Southwest airports such as Denver, Chicago (Midway), Baltimore, and Kansas City.

On Thanksgiving Day, Southwest's Employees delivered an industry-leading on-time performance of greater than 97 percent with no flight cancelations or diversions.

Throughout 2023, including Thanksgiving, Southwest has delivered strong operational performances on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day holiday weekends as our operational investments continue to enhance reliability for our Customers and Employees.

The Southwest Team of more than 74,000 strong looks forward to welcoming our loyal Customers with Southwest Hospitality for the remainder of the 2023 holiday season and beyond.

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