thousands of Passengers had to interrupt their travel plans on Friday After airlines canceled more than 1,100 flights for the second day in a row due to thunderstorms that hit the east coast of the United States.
The Three major airports in New York City and Reagan National Airportjust outside of Washington, D.C., had the highest number of cancellations on Friday afternoon, according to tracking service FlightAware.
American Airlines has canceled more than 200 flights, that is 6 percent of your program. For its part, Republic Airways, which operates smaller planes for American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express, has canceled more than 200 flights, about 20 percent of its scheduled flights.
Another 3,700 flights were delayed by mid-afternoon.
according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA, for its English acronym), thunderstorms caused a delay of more than 90 minutes at LaGuardia, in New York, and Newark Liberty International, in New Jersey. The FAA said the storms could also cause delays at other major airports, from Florida to Boston.
near 1,200 flights were canceled in the United States on Thursday, what does that mean 4.6 percent of all scheduled flights and the highest number since July 25, according to FlightAware.
The Travelers have been affected by widespread cancellations and delays this summer. The recovery in travel has been faster than expected – in July it reached 88 percent of pre-pandemic levels – but airlines have not been able to increase staffing fast enough.
TheAirlines flying in the US suffered a consecutive loss in June, More than 21,000 flights were canceled, or 2.7 percent, up from 1.8 percent in June 2019, before airlines pressured workers to quit their jobs during the pandemic. However, airlines did better in July, canceling about 14,000 flights, or 1.8 percent.
Delays have been more persistent, exceeding 23 percent in June and July.