Even New Year holidays are over, flight cancellations are still in effect due to airline worker shortages due to COVID-19 and winter storms.
As of Wednesday noon, over 44 flights out of Harry Reid International Airport have been cancelled. While the most affected airline has been Southwest, but there are also cancellations at Spirit, Delta, United, WestJet and Alaska.
In turn, another 51 flights have been canceled that were scheduled to arrive in Las Vegas.
The recommendations at the moment is that you stay up to date on the status of your flight before arriving at the airport.
End of 2021 with many cancellations
The number of canceled flights began to rise on December 24 and several airlines blamed it on staff shortages due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Airlines and passengers lucked out for several days with mostly favorable weather, but that changed when a winter storm hit the Midwest on Saturday, causing cancellations to soar again to new highs in the season. vacation season.
Over the weekend, some 5,400 flights were canceled in the United States – nearly 12% of all scheduled flights – and more than 9,000 worldwide, according to FlightAware.