Southwest loses $278 million but sees profits rest of 2022

1of2FILE – A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-7H4 takes off, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Southwest Airlines is reporting a loss of $278 million in the first quarter, Thursday, April 28, 2022, but says it will be profitable the rest of 2022.Wilfredo Lee/APShow MoreShow Less 2of2Travelers line up at a Southwest Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport Monday, April 25, 2022, in Los Angeles. A week earlier, a federal judge in Florida struck down the requirement to wear a mask in airports and during flights.