Hundreds of flights canceled this weekend, thousands delayed
Airlines all over the country have been struggling with delayed flights and canceled flights due to staffing shortages, severe weather, and air traffic control delays
August 8, 2022 5:15am
Updated: August 8, 2022 10:16am
This weekend, the United States saw the latest wave of canceled flights and delays. On Sunday alone, 862 flights were canceled and 4,041 were delayed across the country, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware.
Chicago’s O’Hare airport saw the most cancelations after the city was hit by heavy rain and a flash flood warning was set in place until 3 p.m. local time. Out of Sunday’s scheduled flights, about 35% were delayed and 12% canceled.
Saturday saw 657 canceled flights and 7,257 delays. Around 4% of all American Airlines flights were canceled and 24% were delayed.
Similarly, United Airlines canceled 4% of its flights and delayed 23%. Delta saw 2% of flights canceled and 22% of its Saturday flights delayed.
Around 41% of Jet Blue’s flights and 36% of Southwest Airlines flights were also delayed.
On Friday, more than 1,500 flights were canceled, with New York’s La Guardia, Newark Liberty International, and Reagan National Airport ranking at the top with the most-canceled and most-delayed flights, reported CNN.
Additionally, more than, 7,700 flights were delayed on Friday, according to FlightAware.
"We are working through a variety of weather-related challenges that are affecting a number of our larger operations across the country this week," Southwest Airlines said in a statement on Friday.
The recent cancelations come as airlines all over the country have been struggling with delayed flights and canceled flights due to staffing shortages, severe weather, and air traffic control delays.