Frustrated fliers hoping the airline industry would turn over a new leaf for the new year saw cancellations and delays continue to be the norm as the calendar flipped to 2022.
Airlines canceled 4,715 flights across the globe on Saturday, including 2,732 flights connected to the US, according to the tracking service FlightAware.
And 2,600 international flights had already been canceled for Sunday by the end of New Year’s Day, with 60 percent of them within the US, or with one leg in the country.
The groundings — along with some 12,000 weekend delays worldwide — marked the biggest disruption since the days before Christmas, when widespread cases of COVID-19’s among flight crews forced airlines to cancel flights en masse.
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