During the first weekend of 2022 More than 5,000 flights have been canceled in the United States (USA) mainly due to staff shortages on airlines, due to the increasing expansion of the Omicron variant of covid-19, and heavy snowfall.
Local media reported this on Sunday afternoon 2,465 flights canceled nationwideWhich was added to 2,750 on Saturday, with a total of 5,215 injuries of this type; To which many other delayed flights have been added.
According to air tracking web portal, FlightAware, The numbers of impacts on US airlines over the weekend account for more than 50 percent of the total volume of cancellations Registered worldwide, set in 8888.
In the center of this city panorama Chicago, a major point for air navigation, was one of the hardest hit areas, with 542 cancellations, was largely caused by a blizzard that has hit the city since Saturday.
followed by Denver (Colorado); Atlanta Georgia); and Newark (New Jersey), as other points with the greatest impacts.
FlightAware details that in terms of airlines, Sunday’s biggest impact from cancellations was experienced by regional SkyWest, with 521 flights disrupted, followed by China Eastern with 468, and Southwest with 421 canceled flights.
This is the situation of the shortage of air personnel, caused by the high infection rates of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that appears Ittihad said United Airlines offered its pilots to triple their salaries for most of January to try to mitigate cancellations.
(taken from Telesur)
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