Southwest Airlines exiting Newark, adding Hawaii, Cozumel flights

Southwest Airlines announced a flurry of flight moves Thursday, with a mix of good news and bad news for travelers.

The nation’s largest domestic carrier said it plans to end flights at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, on Nov. 3, consolidating its operations in metropolitan New York at LaGuardia Airport. The airline blamed poor financial results at Newark, where it began service in 2011. 

Southwest has 20 daily departures from Newark to 10 cities including Baltimore, Chicago, Denver and Phoenix. Affected travelers will be rebooked or can receive a refund.

Southwest also said it has removed the Boeing 737 Max 8 from its schedule through Jan. 5, which covers the busy holiday travel season. 

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