3000+ Flights Canceled Worldwide Due To COVID Surge

The Washington Post reports:

Thousands of Christmastime flights have been canceled around the world as airlines say the fast-spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus is preventing staffers from working.

More than 3,000 flights were canceled globally for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, according to the website FlightAware, while another 2,000 flights were scrapped on Thursday.

FlightAware said more than 20 percent of those canceled for Friday involved travel within, into or out of the United States.

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