More than a third of all flights out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport, and more than a quarter of flights into Newark Airport were canceled on Thursday, one of the worst travel days ever this summer.
A large percentage of flight cancellations, cited by specialty flight portal Fligthaware, were due to the potential for storms at the end of the day.
las airlines Americans canceled several flights on Friday for the second day in a row, as they try to recover from recent storms and welcome a growing crowd of passengers. passengers Summer.
By the middle of the morning in the eastern United States, airlines After 1,700 cancellations on Thursday, they had canceled more than 1,000 flights, according to the FlightAware monitoring service.
The most canceled airports were in Charlotte, North Carolina—a major hub for American Airlines; LaGuardia and Newark Liberty in the New York area and the Reagan Washington Nationals on the outskirts of the US capital.
On Thursday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg held a virtual meeting with the CEO of airlines To examine the steps being taken by the companies and improve the service to ensure smooth functioning of the 4th July holiday and the rest of the summer passengers who were stranded when their flights were cancelled.
During the Memorial Day holiday weekend, which usually begins in the summer season, airlines They suffered from storm problems and a shortage of workers, especially pilots, which led to their cancellation.
So far in June, more than 2.2 crores passengers An average of one day has passed through US airports. This is down by 13% from the same period last year.