Airlines cancel 5,700 U.S. flights amid fierce Winter Storms


Airlines canceled more than 5,700 U.S. flights on Friday as massive winter storms affected airport operations across the U.S. and frustrated tens of thousands of holiday travelers. About 2,700 flights followed on Thursday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware, while more than 1,000 flights have already been canceled on Saturday. Amtrak passenger rail has canceled dozens of trains leading up to Christmas, disrupting vacation travel for thousands of people.

Midwestern highways have experienced lengthy delays due to snow weather and accidents, and some authorities in Indiana, Michigan, New York and Ohio are urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel. urged. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed ground stops or delays for deicing at many US airports due to winter weather. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg told CNN that the U.S. aviation system is “operating under tremendous strain” as two separate storms and high winds hit airports across the country. Buttigieg said about 10% of U.S. flights were canceled on Thursday.

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