Airlines Cancel More Than 700 U.S. Flights Today
The cancellations are tied to staffing shortages
Airlines canceled more than 700 flights in the United States on Monday, as adverse weather and a shortage of staff hurt their ability to keep up with a surge in summer travel demand.
Total flight cancellations within, into or out of the United States as of 11.45 a.m. ET were 728, as per flight-tracking website Flightaware.com. Nearly 860 flights were canceled on Sunday.
Delta Air Lines had more than 200 cancellations, United Airlines Holdings and Republic Airlines faced 195 and 122 flight cancellations, respectively, while American Airlines Group canceled 61 flights as of Monday.
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