Thousands of flights canceled worldwide over Memorial Day weekend, many to U.S. cities

Thousands of flights canceled worldwide over Memorial Day weekend, many to U.S. cities

May 30, 2022 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • More than 1,260 flights had been canceled as of 2:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday alone, at least 350 of them flying to or from cities in the U.S., The Associated Press reported.
  • That was on top of more than 2,300 cancellations Friday and 1,500 more on Saturday, AP said, citing flight tracking website FlightAware.
  • By Sunday evening, the canceled total was 1,500, with 475 of those “within, into or out of” the U.S., according to FlightAware’s tally.
  • Bad weather and “air traffic control actions” caused Delta Air Lines to cancel more than 250 flights, which is 9% of its operations, on Saturday, and another 160 more nixed by Sunday, the airline told AP.

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