Southwest Airline sees hit to first-quarter income from coronavirus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: Numerous grounded Southwest Airways Boeing 737 MAX eight plane are proven parked at Victorville Airport in Victorville, California, U.S., March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photograph

(Reuters) – Southwest Airways Co (LUV.N) on Thursday warned its first-quarter working income would take successful of as much as $300 million from the coronavirus outbreak, prompting it to chop its quarterly income outlook.

The airline stated it now expects first-quarter complete income per accessible seat mile – a carefully adopted measure of airline efficiency – to be down 2% to up 1%, in contrast with the three.5% to five.5% development it forecast earlier.

Chicago-based United Airways (UAL.O) was the primary U.S. airline to droop 2020 steering over the virus outbreak, which has prompted airways the world over to chop flights and implement price controls as journey demand falls considerably.

Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Shinjini Ganguli

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