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Southwest Airlines cancels more flights at Orlando International Airport as service delays at air carrier continue

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Southwest Airlines flight cancellations are continuing to affect passengers at Orlando International Airport. 

Southwest has canceled 13 inbound flights and 8 outbound flights Monday at Orlando International Airport.

That’s a slight improvement from the more than 70 flights the airline canceled at the airport on Sunday.

In a statement, Southwest Airlines says an air traffic controller staffing shortage caused nationwide delays starting over the weekend. 

But in a conflicting statement, the Federal Aviation Authority says no air traffic staffing shortages had been reported. 

Instead the FAA says, “Flight delays & cancellations occurred for a few hours Friday PM due to widespread severe weather, military training, & limited staffing in one area of the Jacksonville en route center.” 

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority says it’s working with the air carrier to reschedule canceled flights.

Check the status of your flight here.

Danielle Prieur covers education in Central Florida.