“The nationwide increase in Omicron cases this week has had a direct impact on our flight crews and the people who operate our operations,” CNN-received United Memo said.
According to a company report, United stated that “affected customers will be notified in advance of arriving at the airport”. “We apologize for the inconvenience. We have been working hard to re-book as many people as possible and take them on vacation.”
Delta said the cancellation was due to a number of issues, including the Omicron variant.
“We apologize for the delay in our customers’ holiday travel plans,” Delta said in a statement. “Delta people are working hard to get to the next available flight as quickly and safely as possible.”
Alaska Airlines said in a statement that it had canceled 17 flights due to Omigron and that more could be canceled on Christmas Eve.
– Andy Rose and Sheriff Budget contributed to this report