There are already four days without flights due to the omicron variant; as reported by the company Flight aware, specialized in providing real-time data on flights in the United States, the largest airlines in the neighboring country they canceled hundreds of trips again this Monday, making it the fourth day in a row, with flights canceled due to the progress made by the variant of the COVID, omicron.
At 9:15 a.m. local time on the east coast of the United States (14.19 GMT) they had already been suspended 810 trips that had both as a destination or as a starting point the United States.
Yesterday they were approximately 1,517 flights were suspendedwhile on Saturday others 1,000 planes didn’t take off either, and according to Flight Aware, on Friday Christmas Eve they were 700 flights canceled.
On the other hand, all over the world, this Monday they have been canceled 2,327 routes, so far, while 5,852 have been delayed.
Airlines have asked their travelers to check websites and apps to stay informed about their flights.
The United company has recognized that the increase in infections by omicron in the United States is having a “direct hit” in flight crews and the rest of the company personnel, who have to stay at home to recover from the disease and not infect others.
Last week, several airlines petitioned the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to quarantine could be reduced of vaccinated pilots who are infected with coronavirus for 10 to 5 days.
According to the CDC, the omicron variant has already become the predominant in the United States, since between last December 12 and 18 it 73.2% of new cases.
The United States remains one of the countries hardest hit by the COVID pandemic with more than 800,000 deaths and 52 million infections since March 2020, indicates the count from Johns Hopkins University.