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November 16, 2016

Airport Expresses Condolences for Winchester Family and Southwest Employees

OKLAHOMA CITY, November 16, 2016 – All airlines at Will Rogers World Airport have returned to their regular flight schedules today. Most passengers whose flights were cancelled or significantly delayed yesterday have been rebooked for today. In all, there were 25 cancellations on Tuesday; ten arrivals and fifteen departures.

24 Southwest employees from Tulsa, Dallas and Phoenix traveled overnight to assist the OKC Southwest staff in the difficult task of restarting WRWA operations this morning.

The loss is felt by staff throughout the airport who worked side-by-side with Oklahoma City Police, Southwest Airlines and other airport tenants until the airport reopened and operations resumed.

“On behalf of the airport, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the Winchester family,” says Mark Kranenburg, Airports Director. “Our sympathies also go out to the Oklahoma City Southwest Airlines team who are coping with the loss of a co-worker and friend. The airport commits its full support to Southwest as they deal with this tragedy. They are part of our entire airport family and we share their grief.”