Of the more than 2,800 canceled flights, about 1,000 were inside or outside the United States, according to FlightAware. Nearly 11,000 flights are delayed.
Canceled at the busiest time of the year for air travel. The U.S. Traffic Safety Administration tested millions of people every day over the holiday weekend, reaching 2.19 million passengers on Thursday, December 23rd. On Wednesday, more people passed the TSA checkpoints than there were in a single day in 2019.
Alaska Airlines canceled 133 flights on 19% of its operations on Monday, citing cancellations and delays due to winter weather in the Pacific Northwest. The airline said it had canceled nearly 250 major flights scheduled to depart or depart from Seattle on Sunday. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has the most delays and cancellations in the world, according to FlightAware as of Monday afternoon.
Alaska Airlines said in a statement, “We are working as quickly as possible to re-register all of our affected guests on other flights.” “Bookings have a very long time of up to 11 hours.”
Saturday’s flight was a bit slow as the flight was canceled: more than 1.53 million people passed through security checkpoints on Saturday.
“The nationwide increase in Omicron cases this week has had a direct impact on our flight crews and the people who operate our operations,” CNN-received United Memo said.
“We apologize for the delay in our customers’ holiday travel plans,” Delta said in a statement. “Delta people are working hard to get to the next available flight as quickly and safely as possible.”
European airlines are also experiencing a lower number of cancellations than the record number of Covit-19 cases in many European countries.
A British Airways spokesman told CNN on Monday that the airline had canceled several flights due to “operational disruptions” and would instead use larger planes to take customers to their destinations. According to the surveillance website FlightAware, 46 British Airways flights were canceled on Monday.
Virgin Atlantic CNN said the flight was continuing “as planned”, except that their London Heathrow – New York JFK cycles were canceled on December 21st. A Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman told CNN: “We continue to take precautionary measures, always prioritizing the health and safety of our customers and the public, and maintaining operational and staff regression.”
Lufthansa, a German airline, has announced that 10% of its winter flight schedule will be canceled as the epidemic continues to hit the aviation industry.
In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung last week, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said 33,000 flights from mid-January to 2022 should be canceled or 10% off the group’s winter flight schedule due to a “sharp drop in bookings”.
Spore’s comments were confirmed to CNN by the Lufthansa Press Office.
– CNN’s Pete Muntean, Arnaud Siad and Ramishah Maruf contributed to this report