2,500 more airlines canceled globally by airlines as the ordeal surrounding travel continues. Rising COVID-19 incidents and cases including bad weather are to blame for the continuous change in travel plans.
2,500 More Airlines Canceled Globally By Airlines
After awful climate and a flood in Covid cases contorted air travel over the Christmas occasion end of the week, flight abrogations in the large numbers have driven into the week paving the way to New Year’s Day.
Almost 2,500 flights have been dropped worldwide so far on Wednesday, later more than 3,200 were dropped Monday and one more 2,700 shut down on Tuesday, as indicated by FlightAware.
Around the world, carriers (airlines) dropped in excess of 6,000 trips over the Christmas weekend from Friday through to Sunday, as per CNN. That brings the complete count of dropped trips up to around 14,000 since Christmas Eve.
The Reason for Global Cancelations of Flights
Airlines all over the world blamed the bad weather and shortage of staff as the widespread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus infects workers or cripples their ability to work due to quarantining after exposure to the virus. The end of the year period around Christmas and New Year’s Day is always one of the busiest travel periods of the year.
On Tuesday, 129 flights were canceled by united which amounts to about 6% of its schedule in total as per FlightAware.
United Flights Press Statement
“The nationwide spike in omicron cases has had a direct impact on our flight crews and the people who run the operation,” on Monday, a United spokeswoman said. “As a result, we have unfortunately has to cancel some flights and are notifying impacted customers in advance of them coming to the airport. We are sorry for the disruption and are working hard to rebook as many people as possible and get them on their way during the holidays.”
The Effect of the Rising Cases of the Omicron Variant
In general, traveling has become questionable as families and individuals alike have had a rethink on their holiday plans amid the ongoing rise in the omicron variant cases. Those people who however chose to stick with their already made plans over the weekend struggled to get to their destinations.
On Sunday alone, over 189,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the US as per the New York Times coronavirus tracker.