WASHINGTON (AFP) – Air journey continued to be severely disrupted in the United States over the weekend, with unhealthy climate in elements of the nation including to the impression of a large spike in Covid-19 infections fuelled by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
The United States had a minimum of 2,723 cancelled flights, more than half of some 4,700 cancelled worldwide on Saturday (Jan 1), going by figures from monitoring web site FlightAware.
In addition, practically 6,000 home flights had been delayed on Saturday, out of a complete of more than 11,000 worldwide for the day.
The worst affected US airline was Southwest, which needed to cancel 13 p.c of its flight schedule, in line with the positioning.
Airports in Chicago had been notably hard-hit due to unhealthy climate, with a snowstorm anticipated in the world.
The world air journey trade remains to be reeling from the extremely contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Many pilots, flight attendants and different workers are absent from work after contracting Covid-19, or as a result of they’re quarantining after coming in contact with somebody who has the an infection.
Some 7,500 flights had been cancelled by airways worldwide over the Christmas weekend.