Widespread Flight Cancellations Continue as Omicron Spreads

NEW YORK (AP) – Hundreds of flights are being cancelled as the omicron variant creates havoc both for travelers and for airlines who are having to cobble together flight crews as infections rise among pilots and flight attendants.

According to data from the flight-tracking website FlightAware, 832 flights were cancelled by midday Wednesday and that number had ticked higher throughout the day. There were nearly 1,300 cancellations for flights entering, leaving, or inside the U.S. on Tuesday, and about 1,500 Monday.

Cancellations began to spike the day before Christmas during what is typically an already buzzing pace for airlines.

From The Associated Press

About Brendan Fitzpatrick

Brendan, a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is one of the newest members of the CapeCod.com NewsCenter team. When not on the beat, you'll probably find him watching Boston sports.

737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Contact Us | Advertise Terms of Use 
Employment and EEO | Privacy