DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Southwest Airlines will reduce flights by more than 40%, to 2,000 flights a day from May 3–June 5.

The airline said those cuts proactively address significantly lower passenger demand, operational disruptions, and the ongoing suspension of its international service.

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It also wanted to reassure people that “travel remains fluid during this ongoing pandemic and we continue to evaluate further reductions. By making a published change to our planned flight activity, we’re giving our customers more time with any changes that affect them.”

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Customers who already have booked travel impacted by changes will receive updates. Also, the airline said it will offer “additional flexibility within existing policies for flight changes in the COVID-19 environment.”

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