Southwest, American tapped to help Pentagon provide flights to Afghan evacuees

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Posted at 11:47 AM, Aug 23, 2021

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Southwest Airlines said it would statesman Monday by helping the Department of Defense charter Afghan refugees crossed the U.S.

In a connection obtained by Fox News, Southwest volition run 4 flights per time this week.

The Pentagon has besides tapped different commercialized airlines to supply flights nether the Civil Reserve Air Force program, including American, Delta, and United, WFAA reported.

The flights are for Afghan refugees evacuated from Kabul who person been flown to US subject bases successful Europe and the mediate east.

According to the Associated Press, the U.S. has evacuated and facilitated the evacuation of astir 37,000 radical since Aug. 14.

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