Delta Airlines Cancels Hundreds More Atlanta Flights Amid Snow
After canceling more than 1,000 flights on Friday, Delta Airlines—which is based in Atlanta—scrubbed another 350 from the schedule on Saturday.
Winter weather continues to wreak havoc on travel in and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
After canceling more than 1,000 flights on Friday, Delta Airlines—which is based in Atlanta—scrubbed another 350 from the schedule on Saturday, according to an announcement from the airline. Most of the affected flights were supposed to originate or land in Atlanta.
“Delta people have been working around the clock to reset the Atlanta Airport operations for weekend travel; however, the continued stream of winter precipitation in metro Atlanta throughout the night continues to impact the airline’s startup at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport,” the statement says.
Atlanta has been slammed with an unusual amount of snow this weekend, with most parts of the city seeing roughly six inches of accumulation, and some nearby areas getting as much as a foot, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. States across the south, including Texas, Alabama and North Carolina, saw far higher-than-average snowfall this weekend.
Delta isn’t the only airline affected by the snowstorm. Hartsfield-Jackson, one of the nation’s busiest airports, warned travelers on Twitter Saturday that, while it’s open during the storm, “delays and cancellations are expected.”