High Volume Of Flight Cancellations Enter Third Day

The Associated Press reports:

FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, noted 941 flights entering, leaving or inside the U.S. canceled Saturday, up from 690 Friday. Over 200 more flights were already canceled for Sunday.

Delta, United and JetBlue on Friday had all said the omicron variant was causing staffing problems leading to flight  According to FlightAware, the three airlines canceled more than 10% of their Saturday scheduled flights.

United spokesperson Maddie King said staffing shortages were still causing cancellations and it was unclear when normal operations would return.

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