Today alone, 2,000 flight cancellations have been recorded, 570 of which relate to international or domestic travel in the United States.
And on Saturday, according to the same page “on the Internet”, nearly 2,800 flights were already canceled, 970 of them related to travel to and from the United States, while on Friday there were 2,400 cancellations and 11,000 delays.
Companies such as Lufthansa, Delta and United Airlines have canceled many flights after pilots, flight attendants and other staff were exposed to the new coronavirus.
FlightAware data reveals that United Airlines canceled 439 flights between Friday and Saturday, 10 percent of all scheduled flights.
“The peak of Micron’ disease across the country, during this week, had a direct impact on our crews,” United Airlines quoted United Airlines as quoted by Agence France-Presse (AFP) as saying.
Delta Airlines, in turn, canceled 470 flights between Friday and Saturday.
At least a dozen flights in Alaska were also canceled during the period in question after “employees were exposed to the virus.”
Lusa contacted TAP to find out how many flights had already been canceled, but there was no response.
However, according to the data available on the ANA website, regarding Lisbon airport, there are currently nine canceled flights for arrivals, eight for TAP and one for Orbest, and 11 for departures, all from the Portuguese air carrier.
On Saturday, on Saturday, nine canceled flights have already been registered for departures from Humberto Delgado Airport, seven by TAP, 10 for arrivals, and eight by TAP.
As of Friday, nine flights are canceled on arrival and 10 on departure.
Of this total, 17 belonged to TAP and the rest to Transavia.
As for Porto airport, today two flights on arrival and two flights on departure, involving TAP and Wizz Air Hungary, have been cancelled.
At this airport, five flights were canceled on Friday on arrival and two on departure, while another three flights were canceled on Saturday on arrival and two on departure.
As far as this airport is concerned, the majority of canceled flights, between Friday and Saturday, were Wizz Air, followed by TAP.
According to the data available on the ANA website, no cancellations were recorded at Faro Airport between Friday and Saturday.
Today, there was no cancellation for arrivals again, but there was a cancellation by Tap for departures.
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