Southwest states that it continues to experience significant year-over-year negative impacts to passenger demand and bookings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following several months of modest improvements in close-in leisure passenger demand, Southwest experienced a deceleration in improving revenue trends in November 2020 due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, as well as renewed quarantine requirements, travel restrictions, and related government orders. The airline also experienced an increase in trip cancellations in the weeks prior to the Thanksgiving holiday travel period; although, leisure passenger demand was more resilient for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period compared with non-holiday weeks in November
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