Southwest Airlines recalls over 2,700 flight attendants for summer
April 8, 2021
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  • Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) said on Thursday it is recalling over 2,700 flight attendants from leave to support its summer schedule, ending a voluntary furlough program introduced during the coronavirus pandemic as travel demand waned.

    As more Americans become vaccinated, Southwest is among U.S. airlines signaling a recovery and trying to prepare for pent-up demand for domestic leisure travel.

    Last week, the low-cost airline said it had recalled 209 pilots from a similar voluntary leave program.

    Both recalls take effect on June 1.

    The Dallas-based airline said it still has other employees participating in the voluntary extended time-off program, including 800 pilots.