2,500 more flights canceled on Tuesday
On Tuesday, another 2,500 flights were canceled, more than 800 of them inside or outside the United States, according to the surveillance website FlightAware. More than 5,100 flights were delayed.
Monday was still a big nightmare for passengers, with more than 2,800 flights canceled and 11,000 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 through TSA checkpoints than there had been in a single day in 2019.
On Saturday, the flight was a bit slow as the flight was canceled: more than 1.53 million people passed through security checkpoints on Saturday.
“The nationwide spike of Omicron cases this week has had a direct impact on our crew and the people who run our operations,” a United Memo from CNN said.
“We apologize for the delay in our customers’ holiday travel plans,” Delta said in a statement. “Delta people are working hard to get the next flight to where they need to be quickly and safely.”
European airlines are also experiencing a lower number of cancellations than the record number of Covit-19 cases in many European countries.
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