US travel agency and travel provider travel agency Southwest Airlines has said that a “large portion” of its travel funding was delayed due to Zika virus.
In a statement released today, Southwest Airlines said that the Zika crisis is impacting its travel operations, and that the company was forced to cut back on travel in anticipation of the outbreak.
The airline said it will continue to use its existing resources and reduce costs in an effort to support the affected communities, the airlines said.
The airlines statement said that in the midst of the crisis, Southwest is unable to meet its financial obligations due to insufficient funding from the government and federal agencies.
In its statement, Southwest said that it will seek additional funding from Congress and federal officials.
“The delay in funding from our federal partners is frustrating and is hurting Southwest Airlines, our customers, and the communities we serve,” the airline said.
“This is unacceptable.”
The airline added that the travel agency will continue its commitment to provide safe and reliable travel experiences for travelers.