More than 17,000 flights were canceled in the United States from Wednesday through today due to the passage of Winter Storm Elliott, which brought snow, ice, blizzards, and extreme cold across the national territory.
On Christmas Day in the country, more than 2,300 flights were canceled and 6,000 delayed. He stated that Christmas Eve did not record better numbers, as airlines, which had to deal with the historic weather phenomenon, had to cancel about 3,500 flights, while 8,607 flights suffered on Saturday. Fox News.
Winter weather continued to affect flights on Monday as unrest continued in the United States. Today, more than 3,200 flights have been canceled and about 5,000 delayed, according to the airline. CNBC Quoted from FlightAware flight tracker.
Most affected airlines
Southwest Airlines was primarily affected by wintry weather over the Christmas holidays, due to, among other things, unexpected fog in San Diego and a staffing shortage at a fuel supplier in Denver, according to the airline’s chief operating officer, Andrew Waterson, of Staff.
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Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines were among the airlines hardest hit by the weather, yet not many cancellations were recorded Monday.
affected airports in Christmas
On Christmas Day, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, known as the busiest airport in the world, took the biggest hit, with 111 flights delayed, 11% of the total, according to FlightAware.
And in second place was Denver International Airport, which canceled 105 flights, while Harry Reid Airport in Nevada canceled 79 flights, and Orlando Airport canceled 62 flights.
Buffalo Niagara International Airport closed on December 23 and will remain closed until December 27 at 11:00 a.m. when it reopens.