Data from the FlightAware website shows that more than 4,731 flights were canceled from around the world on Saturday – the largest day ever since the start of Christmas Eve. At least 2,739 cancellations were made inside or outside the United States.
Of the 2,207 canceled flights in the United States on Sunday, FlightAware appeared and global cancellations amounted to 3,755. Sunday is usually the busiest travel day of the week and this Sunday can be the busiest travel day as it is Christmas and New Year’s weekend. The Traffic Safety Agency announced Thursday that 10 million people are expected to be tested from Friday to Monday.
Southwest, JetBlue, Delta and American Airlines all canceled more than 100 flights on Sunday, compared to Southwest 264. JetBlue has suspended 16% of its operations, according to Flyware data.
Airlines have canceled more than 14,000 flights in the past 10 days, including Sunday and Christmas Eve, according to CNN data from FlightAware.
This problem will continue into the next week as airlines only need time to recover from weather problems. More than 310 US flights were canceled on Monday.
The cancellations only affected US airlines. The Big Four on Saturday: Southwest cancellation 13%, Delta 10%, America and US 8%.
where The recall of flights departing from Chicago’s O’Hare on Sunday was canceled after 44% of O’Hare flights on Saturday were canceled, while 54% of Midway flights were cancelled.
Allegiant canceled 27% or 64 flights from its schedule on Saturday. A spokeswoman for Hilary Gray admitted there were issues with the weather and Covit-19 staff.
“As I mentioned, we are continuing an extraordinary number of cancellations this week – due to some extreme weather and some other factors – including unexpected employee vulnerabilities from COVID that other airlines have been exposed to.
We cannot anticipate the current impact of these factors, but unfortunately we expect additional delays and cancellations this week. or other compensation.
Now, a new challenge compounds the travelers’ suffering: a massive storm is blowing over the Rocky Mountains and the Midwest, bringing snow and heavy snow. Nearly a quarter of flights were canceled at Kansas City International Airport on Saturday. In Detroit, airlines have canceled every fifth flight.
The story was written by Chris Isidore and CNN Business’ Ramisha Maarouf.
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