Over 1,300 U.S. flights canceled as winter storm grips states.
More than 1300 flights got canceled by airlines in the United States on Wednesday due to strong winds in the western and central states.
According to FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, a total of 1,327 flights within, into, and out of the United States were canceled by 12:30 p.m. ET. The website also showed 2,030 flights were delayed.
On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a tweet that the severe weather could delays or cancellations of flights this week in Minnesota and other states in the Great Lakes and southern plains.
The National Weather Service in its forecast on Tuesday said, snow falling at a rate of two inches an hour and strong winds will result in treacherous travel conditions and probably impossible in parts of the Northern Plains and the Upper Midwest.
With over 312 flight cancellations, the regional carrier SkyWest Inc led the cancellations, followed by low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines Co’s 248 cancellations and 246 cancellations by 246 flight cancellations.
source : reuters