Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

Southwest Airlines CEO warns drop-off in domestic travel over coronavirus has ‘9/11-like feel’

  • Print Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars store

The Week
March 6, 2020

Mounting concern over the new coronavirus outbreak has caused school closures and movie premiere pushbacks, and now the crisis’ effect on the aviation industry is drawing comparisons to 9/11.

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC on Thursday that the company has lost several hundred million dollars in a week’s time thanks to a decline in bookings amid increasing fears over COVID-19. Kelly added that the drop-off was “noticeable” and “precipitous” and has continued declining on a daily basis.

When prompted by CNBC’s Phil LeBeau over whether the drop was reminiscent of former dips in demand spurred by the 2003 SARS outbreak or the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Kelly said the new coronavirus outbreak was more like the latter.

“It has a 9/11-like feel,” Kelly said.

He explained that post-9/11 travel fallout was motivated by “fear” rather than being economically driven, saying fear is “really what’s manifested this time” with the new coronavirus outbreak.

Read more

This article was posted: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5:34 am

Infowars.com Videos:

The Truth About the 'ISIS Bride' See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Jussie Smollett is a Complete Idiot See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Rfi2O9yTCKI https://www.youtube.com/embed/NFYfqkrshp4

© 2020 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.