United Airlines continued to cut flights on yesterday amid rising cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant and poor winter weather.

As of Monday morning, flight-tracking website FlightAware reported that 2,052 flights departing that day had been cancelled.

Among the two largest US airlines, American Airlines had canceled 77 flights, or 2% of its total flights, and United Airlines canceled 85 flights, or 4%, according to data from FlightAware.

Delta canceled 54 flights, Spirit canceled 34 flights and Horizon canceled 19 flights.

Alaska Airlines had canceled 76 flights, or 11% of all flights scheduled for Monday, and JetBlue canceled 66 flights, or 6% of its schedule and SkyWest, which is contracted by Alaska, American, Delta and United Airlines for some regional flights, canceled 160 flights on Monday, about 6% of its scheduled flights.

Most of Monday's canceled flights were operated by Chinese airlines, including China Eastern, which canceled 405 flights, and Air China, which canceled 193 flights. Elsewhere, Indonesian airline Lion Air also cancelled 111 flights.

Monday's travel breaking comes after airlines cancelled nearly 3,300 flights on Sunday, nearly half of which depart from or arrive in the US, according to FlightAware.


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