Southwest Airlines Has Double The Usual Number Of Jets Out Of Service

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Southwest Airlines is still working under an operational emergency which started Friday, February 15.

The Dallas-based airline said Monday it continues to have twice as many jets as normal out of service for maintenance.

CBS News reports Southwest has cancelled about 100 flights since Friday because of maintenance.

The airline said about 40 of its aircraft had to be taken out of service temporarily Monday to be fixed.

Normally, Southwest said it expects up to 20 aircraft to be out of service each day.

It operates about 750 jets.

The airline said there is no common reason for the reported maintenance issues, but said it’s trying to make sure that all of its mechanics scheduled to work come in.

A view of a Southwest airlines jet. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

On Friday, CBS News reported the airline sent a memo to mechanics, calling the…

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