Southwest Airlines reduces flights on 92 routes

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DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines will temporarily halt flights on three routes early next year as it deals with a decline in air traffic.

Dallas-based Southwest also seeks to bend its schedule to fit seasonal demand.

The airline's new schedule, announced today, covers flights from Jan. 9 to March 12.

Southwest will cut one flight per day on 92 routes and increase service on 42 routes -- usually by one trip per day as well.

Southwest also will suspend service between Albuquerque, N.M., and Portland, Ore.; and between Manchester, N.H., and Phoenix, with flights resuming in February.

Flights between Kansas City and Seattle will stop in January and resume in May.

Southwest will add nonstop service from St. Louis to Boston and Minneapolis in January. Southwest began service in Boston and Minneapolis this year.

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