More than 1,400 flights to and from the United States were canceled by 9:30 a.m. Sunday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. . Christmas Day is traditionally a bright day for passenger flights.
It was the southern airport as the sun rose over the East Coast. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the world’s busiest airport for passengers and has been at the forefront of cancellations and delays. The rest of the top five have traditionally been in colder climates.
• John F. Kennedy International in New York (JFK)
• Nearby Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey
• Boston Logan International (BOS)
• Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County (ETW)
Tough week for flying
Two travelers are sleeping while others line up to get through security at Denver International Airport on Friday.
The arrival of a major storm was ill-timed for travelers as flights over the Christmas week began to return to pre-pandemic levels.
A total of 3,487 flights were canceled on Christmas Eve, according to FlightAware. Friday was his worst day with 5,934 cancellations, while Thursday had about 2,700 cancellations.
Across the eastern two-thirds of the country, the monstrous winter weather is expected to ease slowly until Monday. As of 8:20 AM ET, there were 83 cancellations on Monday.
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Danielle Wiener-Bronner and Rebekah Riess of CNN contributed to this report.