Southwest CEO: 'No evidence' flight cancelations related to vaccine mandates

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The CEO of Southwest Airlines said early Tuesday that there is "no evidence" of correlation between the company's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees and a string of recent cancellations that left travelers stranded across the country over the weekend.

"There's just no evidence of that," CEO Gary Kelly said during an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America."

"Our people are working very hard. I'm very proud of them, especially when we get into a difficult situation like this, they're also delayed," he added. "They're also ending up in places they didn't expect ... our people are doing a phenomenal job."

Kelly acknowledged the company's vaccine requirement "is controversial" and "not anything I wish for our company," before noting the airline implemented the policy after an order from President Biden.

"We're doing our best to comply with the that based on the deadlines that have been set," Kelly said.

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