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Southwest Cuts Back On Flights At Midway Airport After Coronavirus Outbreak There

On Friday, that meant more than 170 flights were canceled.

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CHICAGO — Southwest Airlines has drastically cut back on flights to and from Midway Airport due to the closure of a tower there.

The tower was closed earlier this week after three workers there tested positive for coronavirus.

Southwest has reduced, but not completely cut, all operations at the airport due to that, a spokesperson said. On Friday, that meant more than 170 flights were canceled.

The airline is now averaging four to six flights an hour at the airport, the spokesperson said.

“We’re offering flexible accommodations for all impacted customers,” the spokesperson said in an email. “We always encourage customers to check Southwest.com for travel notifications and flight status.”

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