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Sunday, March 26, 2023

US Airport: More Than 2,700 Flights Cancelled

By Our Correspondent

Reports from the US says bad weather in parts of the country in addition to the impact of a massive spike in covid-19 infections has continued to disrupt air travel in the country.

According to AFP reports, 2,723 flights have been cancelled more than half of the 4,698 cancelled worldwide, around 11.00 pm (0400 GMT Sunday, according to tracking website FlightAware.

Also, 5,993 domestic flights were delayed on Saturday, out of a total of 11.043 worldwide for the day.

According to the report, the worst affected US airline was SkyWest, which cancelled 23 percent of its flight schedule.

Airports in Chicago were particularly had-hit because of bad weather, with a snowstorm expected in the area on Saturday afternoon and into the night.

The global air travel industry is still reeling from the highly contagious omicron variant.


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