(MENAFN) Passengers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight cancellations on Monday, nonetheless airlines were annulling less flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend.
Since holiday weekend travel rose on Thursday, airlines have annulled over 2,200 U.S. flights, and another 25,000 were postponed.
As shown by figures from the Transportation Security Administration, at least 9 million flyers went to U.S. airports between Thursday and Sunday, topping at 2.49 million, an epidemic-era highest, on Friday.
By late Monday afternoon on the East Coast, over 2,200 U.S. flights had been postponed and over 200 were annulled, as announced by Flight Aware.
Flying in the peak holiday season has always been hard. Big crowds and summer storms can quickly hit an airline's operations. That has been compounded this summer by lacks of pilots and other staffs.
On the words of John Grant, an analyst for OAG, a travel-date provider based in the United Kingdom “It's not just in North America, it's everywhere,” noting “It's a combination of available resources and demand picking up much more quickly than anyone anticipated.”
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