2,300 U.S. flights canceled due to storms, virus

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — Wintry climate mixed with the pandemic to frustrate air vacationers whose return flights dwelling from the vacations had been canceled or delayed within the first days of the brand new yr.

By early afternoon Sunday on the East Coast, greater than 2,300 U.S. flights and greater than 3,900 worldwide had been canceled, in accordance to monitoring service FlightAware.

That adopted Saturday’s mass cancellations of greater than 2,700 U.S. flights, and greater than 4,700 worldwide. Saturday’s single-day U.S. toll was the best since simply earlier than Christmas, when airways started blaming staffing shortages on growing Covid-19 infections amongst crews.

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