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Southwest recalls 209 pilots from extended leave as demand recovers

April 5 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines said on Monday it has recalled 209 pilots from a voluntary extended leave program to support its summer schedule beginning June 1.

The recall comes as more airlines try to prepare their operations to support a recovery in travel demand as more Americans receive COVID-19 vaccines. (Reporting by Tracy Rucinski; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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