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With 1,200 more flight cancellations Monday, airlines struggle to regain footing

By Ian Duncan, Justin George

27 Dec 2021 · 5 min read

Airlines struggled to recover Monday from pockets of wintry weather and an omicron-driven surge in caseloads that triggered staffing shortages and another 1,200 flight cancellations.

The misery was shared broadly across the industry, but two smaller carriers - Alaska Airlines and SkyWest Airlines - were hit the hardest, according to aviation data provider FlightAware. The two carriers had canceled 476 flights as of Monday afternoon.

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