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Airlines cancel 1,600 more flights due to worker coronavirus

Thursday, January 06, 2022

Airlines have canceled another 1,600 flights due to reports of worker coronavirus.

As their operations suffer from workers calling out ill with coronavirus, airlines continue to cancel and postpone thousands of flights.

According to flight-tracking website FlightAware, airlines had canceled or delayed more than 1,620 flights countrywide by Thursday afternoon.

Airlines in the United States canceled 1,790 flights and delayed another 6,097 on Wednesday.

As of noon Thursday, Southwest Airlines has canceled 562 flights, or 18% of its total schedule, the most of any US carrier.

227 United Airlines flights have been canceled, accounting for 11% of the airline's Thursday itinerary. Through the end of the month, United is offering pilots who pick up extra trips three times their regular salary.

Unclaimed baggage starts to pile up outside the Southwest Airlines baggage claim at Denver International Airport on Monday, January 3. (RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post/Getty Images)

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