New York (CNN Business)On Monday afternoon, at least 773 flights were canceled across the United States. According to the flight tracking website FlightAware. This follows another chaotic travel weekend where more than 1,500 domestic flights were canceled on Saturday and Sunday.
"The Delta Team continues to manage safely through complex factors that affect its work this weekend, including higher-than-scheduled absences in some workgroups, weather, and air traffic control constraints. Delta Airlines spokesman said on Sunday. "Cancellation of a flight has always been our last resort and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to your travel plans."
Atlanta's Heartsfield-Jackson International Airport and New Ark Liberty International in the New York City area were most affected by Monday's cancellations, with New Ark alone accounting for over 100 canceled flights. I did.
According to FlightAware, there were 634 US flight cancellations on Saturday and 868 cancellations on Sunday.
"Various factors in our history that are currently influencing our operations — weather and air traffic management, vendor staffing, planning for some workgroups. Increasing Covid's case rate, which contributes to higher unplanned absences — Delta is bringing operations that have not consistently met the standards set by the industry in recent years, "said Allison Oath, Delta's Chief Customer Experience Officer. The band states in an online post.
However, critics say the airline should have predicted these issues before the summer travel season.
"Stress testing an airline's operational model yields the same results," said Lieutenant Dennis Tajer, spokesperson for the Allied Pilots Association, an American Airlines pilot union, earlier this month.