Thousands of New Year’s Day flights were canceled amid concerns about inclement weather and the spread of the omicron variant of COVID-19.
Approximately 2,600 cancellations for New Year’s flights into and out of the U.S. occurred as of 6 p.m. Saturday, according to Flight Aware.
New Year’s Day saw the greatest number of COVID-19 and weather-related cancellations this week, pushing the holiday week’s canceled flight total over 12,000, ABC News reported.
Airlines canceled more than 2,400 flights across the United States by midday Saturday, by far the worst day in the industry’s weeklong struggle with bad weather and crew shortages. https://t.co/JbF8Z0iP1j
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 1, 2022
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