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US air travel still messy, more flights scrapped


US air travel still messy, more flights scrapped

Americans returning home from holiday travel had to battle another day of airport chaos Sunday (Jan 2), with more than 2,600 flights cancelled due to bad weather or airline staffing woes sparked by a surge in Covid cases.

Further disruptions are predicted for Monday, as a winter storm blows eastward.

As of 10:00 p.m. (0300 GMT Monday), more than 2,650 domestic flights or international ones starting or finishing in the United States had been canceled – almost as many as the 2,750 scrapped over the course of Saturday, said the flight-tracking service FlightAware.

That figure represented well over half of the nearly 4,400 flights canceled around the world. Almost 8,600 US flights were delayed.

(Compiled)

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