Illuminated tunnel at United Airlines Terminal at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois.
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Travelers and airlines were relieved as the weather on Monday improved, delays for US airlines were eased, and the holiday weekend on July 4th ended.
According to flight tracking site FlightAware, as of Monday afternoon, approximately 1,200 US flights were delayed and 183 were cancelled. This is reduced from a delay of about 4,700 and over 300 cancellations a day ago.
According to FlightAware, from this year to July 3, 2.8% of the 4.1 million or more flights scheduled by US airlines were canceled, and 2.1% of the 4.74 million or more flights scheduled during the same period. Increased from. And so far this year, 20.2% of flights have been delayed from 16.7% to 20.2%.
About one-fifth of US airline flights were delayed and 2.8% were cancelled. This is up from 2.1%, which was canceled around the same time in 2019.
Weekends were important to airlines, as executives expected a surge in tourists after the Covid-19 pandemic lasted for more than two years.passenger More bombardment For tickets whose fares exceed the 2019 level.
The industry shortage is the result of airlines urging workers to buy during a pandemic, exacerbating everyday challenges such as bad weather.
US airline executives will elaborate on summer performance and begin to provide the latest outlook for the year in quarterly reports starting mid-month. The big question is what happens after the peak of summer travel diminishes as many children in the United States return to school in August.
Airlines have been focusing on limiting the turmoil of summer travel for the past few weeks. Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines Others are adjusting their schedules to give them more room to recover in the event of a problem, such as a thunderstorm hitting a major airline hub over the weekend.
Airlines and federal transport authorities have recently pointed to each other about the causes of flight disruptions. Airlines blame delays in air traffic control length, and FAA and Transport Secretary Pete Butigeg blame airlines for letting go of workers during a pandemic, despite billions of federal aid. ..
Butigeg on Saturday said one of his own flights was cancelled.
“The complexity of modern aviation requires everything to work together,” said Matt Colbert, founder of Empire Aviation Services, a consulting firm that previously managed operations and strategies on several US airlines. Said.
Delta Air Lines for travelers Change flight If you can fly from July 1st to 4th during peak hours until July 8th without paying the fare difference, we expect you to avoid the confusion of busy days.Emboy Air, a regional airline that owns American AirlinesProvided pilot Triple pay CNBC reported last month to win an additional shift in July.
“Bring patience,” Colbert said. “People working across the counter are also frustrated.”
Travel to Europe Chaotic As the industry faces staffing issues and surges in demand, some passengers in the largest hubs face long queues and baggage delays.
Scandinavian Airlines’ SAS said Monday it had to cancel half of its flights after wage negotiations with the pilot’s union representative broke down and the strike began. Meanwhile, the chief operating officer of low-cost carrier easyJet has resigned following the recent wave of flight cancellations.