Hundreds of flights in the United States canceled due to Omicrón variant

Several countries are talking about the new variant, the large airlines from U.S hundreds of flights were canceled this Sunday for the third consecutive day before the advance of the variant omicron of coronavirus, reported the American company Flight Aware, specialized in providing real-time data on flights.

According to an airport report, after 12:30 local time on the east coast of the United States, 766 routes had already been suspended that had the North American country as their destination. That figure of 766 canceled flights is slightly lower than the nearly 1,000 on Saturday Christmas and 700 on Friday Christmas Eve, according to Flight Aware.

The variant continues to grow

Around the world, 2,316 routes have already been suspended this Sunday, while 8,71 have suffered delays.

Christmas Eve, one of the busiest days of the year, has already begun with the suspension of hundreds of flights in the United States, but the situation worsened as the day progressed and, in the following two days, the major US airlines announced more cancellations.

According to Flight Aware, the companies with the most cancellations continue to be Delta, with 131 of its flight plans canceled this Sunday, followed by Jetblue (110 itineraries suspended) and United (100).

United assures that the increase in omicron infections in the United States is having a “direct impact” on flight crews and other company personnel, who have to stay home to recover from the disease and not infect others.

For its part, Delta has attributed the cancellations to omicron, but also to meteorological conditions with snow storms that threaten the western US, from Washington state to southern California.

The omicron variant has caused an increase in infections around the world and has caused some European countries, such as Germany, Portugal and Finland, to reimpose restrictions on the leisure and hospitality sectors.

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