The FAA warned that Sunday’s wind and snow could continue to cause delays, and the Buffalo Niagara airport announced that it would remain closed until Tuesday.
Flight cancellations eased somewhat on Sunday, but bad weather over the holiday weekend continued to disrupt operations on Christmas Day.
By Christmas Eve, more than 2,500 of his flights into, out of, or within the United States had been cancelled by the airlines. Airlines cancelled roughly 3,500 flights the day before. According to FlightAware, airlines have cancelled more than 14,000 flights since Wednesday.
The dilapidated Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Buffalo, New York, announced Sunday that it will remain closed until Tuesday due to high winds that have caused a snowstorm and reduced visibility. The Federal Aviation Administration said winds and snow could cause delays in Detroit and Minneapolis, while Sunday’s winds could cause delays in and around New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.
One of the corporations this week that was impacted the worst was Southwest Airlines Co., and its issues persisted over the weekend. Southwest Airlines has cancelled about 30% of its scheduled flights as of Sunday night, following the cancellation of about a third of its flights on Friday and Saturday.
Storms often upset flight operations. But the storm was notable for its breadth, covering vast swaths of the country, and its effects lasting for several days in what is expected to be one of the busiest weeks since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. I got
Persistent low temperatures and ice in some areas have posed challenges for many airlines that have attempted to reopen, despite some improvement in weather conditions. Delta Air Lines Inc. said most of the snow cleared, but some equipment froze and restricted normal ground operations, with cancellations continuing through Sunday and the airline cutting about 16% of its Christmas Day flights. has been canceled, Anuvu said. , aviation data is his provider. The airline said forecasters are forecasting better conditions through Monday.
A Delta Air Lines spokesperson said Sunday, “We are seeing continued improvements today, but tomorrow our crew and aircraft will be positioned for greater operational improvements.
Alaska Airlines Group said Sunday that operations in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, had improved after Friday’s ice storm. Still, the airline said it canceled more than 130 flights on Sunday because planes and crew were absent.
The FAA said on Saturday that a water leak in Newark caused him to evacuate the control tower at Liberty International Airport, where he experienced delays. An FAA spokesman said the impact would be short-lived.