Major US airlines canceled thousands of flights on Sunday, the 3rd consecutive day of mass cancellations and delays over Christmas eve, according to a report by CNN on Monday.

  • Over 1,200 US flights were cancelled and over 5,000 were delayed on Sunday. Globally, there were more than 2,000 cancellations.
  • Worldwide, airlines canceled over 6,000 flights on Christmas holiday. That figure includes nearly 1,700 flights within, into or out of the U.S.
  • Operational constraints at airlines emerged as millions of passengers are still fying despite of rising COVID-19 cases.  The TSA stated that it screened 2.19 million passengers at airports across the U.S. on Thursday.
  • The United Airlines(UAL) stated that it was forced to cancel some flights due to suring Omicron variant of the COVID-19.

United canceled 201 flights on Friday, accounting for 10% of its overall schedule, and 238 flights on Saturday, accounting 12% of its schedule. UAL down -2.99%, pre-market trading.