More than 5,000 flights canceled in the US due to staff shortages and the expansion of the Omicron variant

Chicago Air Station was the hardest hit, with 542 cancellations between Saturday and Sunday. Photo: EFE

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.

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