Severe Weekend Storms Delay Over 11,000 Flights Across the Nation

By Anna Breuer on 6 May 2019
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IMG_6962 (2)Multiple dangerous and severe storms throughout much of the United States led to massive flight delays and cancellations that continue into the workweek.

The weekend saw almost 11,000 flight delays and 1,005 cancellations and airlines have posted 731 delays and 268 cancellations as of 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to FlightStats, a company that monitors such information.

Thunderstorms with damaging winds, floods, hail, and even a few tornadoes moved across the United States, leaving flooding and downed trees in their wake.

Some 4,561 flights were delayed on Saturday, with 462 cancellations. The impact was greatest on American Airlines, which reported over 1,100 delays and at least 219 cancellations while the airports most affected were Charlotte Douglas International, George Bush Intercontinental, Dallas International, Miami International, and Los Angeles International.

On Sunday, 6,418 flights were delayed with 543 cancellations with American once again at the top of the list with over 1,400 delays and 284 cancellations, followed closely by Southwest Airlines with 1,079 delays and 54 cancellations.

New York area airports led in delays, with over 480, while Charlotte Douglas posted 297, and Philadelphia, 218.

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