U.S. airlines have canceled more than 1,200 flights on Monday amid a brutal winter storm that dumped inches of snow, ice, and high winds on much of the southeast on a holiday weekend.
Winter storm Izzy, which is making its way towards the northeast, has caused travel chaos as wintry weather forces airlines to cancel flights ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
As of 6 a.m. ET on Monday, over 374 flights had been delayed or canceled within, into or out of the United States, according to FlightAware.com. In North Carolina, more than 200 flights were canceled at Charlotte Douglas International, affecting more than a third of the schedule.
PSA Airlines and American Airlines collectively canceled 477 flights, and 110 flights were delayed.
American Airlines said in a statement ahead of winter storm Izzy that this weekend’s storm will have a significant impact on its operation, especially in Charlotte.
As a result of the disruption caused by winter storm Izzy, American Airlines is also allowing customers to rebook flights without any additional charges.
There have been 83 groundings and 33 delays at Air Canada from weather conditions. Snow is expected to fall from 15 to 20 centimeters in Toronto, Canada’s busiest airport.
Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center, told The Associated Press that as much as 10 inches of snowfall hit some parts of North Carolina.
As much as 10 inches of snow fell in some parts of North Carolina, according to Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center. Hurley called winter storm Izzy “a very expansive storm.”