United Airlines has been forced to cancel 121 flights on Christmas Eve, in part, due to the coronavirus omicron variant.
According to Flight Aware, United Airlines has canceled 121 flights on Friday, which is equivalent to 6% of their overall flight schedule. FOX Business has identified 21 instances where United Airlines cancellations on Christmas Eve are directly attributed to the coronavirus, stating that staffing issues have caused the cancellation.
For a flight from Denver to Newark scheduled for Friday, for example, the following message is shown on the United Airlines website: “Your flight is canceled due to an increase in Covid cases limiting crew availability. We’re sorry for disrupting your holiday plans and for the inconvenience.”
A United Airlines spokesperson confirmed to FOX Business that the nationwide spike in coronavirus omicron variant cases has disrupted some of their flights.