More flights were canceled at Southland airports and around the world Sunday, as a wave of cancellations over the holiday weekend driven by the coronavirus pandemic continued to inconvenience travelers.

As of 8:15 a.m., the tracking site FlightAware.com listed 74 cancellations Sunday at LAX, 715 involving flights into or out of the United States, and 2,237 total cancellations around the world.

There were 96 cancellations at LAX on Christmas Day, according to Flight Aware — part of 996 total cancellations involving U.S. flights, and 2,857 worldwide.

On Friday, 2,380 flights were canceled worldwide — 690 involving U.S. flights and 86 at LAX.

The scrapped flights were largely blamed on airline staffing shortages caused by the latest surge in coronavirus cases, fueled by the Omicron variant. Weather issues were also causing some of the cancellations.

“We know some airline cancellations across the country are in the news. At LAX today, our flights are showing over 90% on time right now with 25 cancellations out of 1,028 scheduled flights,” LAX tweeted at 9:23 a.m. Friday.

Five hours later, the airport added: “We have seen some additional cancellations this evening so please check your flight status with your airline for the latest. Arrive early, we will be busy tonight! Check parking at parking.flylax.com and @FlyLAXstats.”

LAX has not commented on Saturday or Sunday’s cancellations, but did tweet Sunday morning that “Today is expected to be another peak travel day at #LAX with up to 200,000 passengers using the airport! Make sure to arrive early for your flight, pre-book parking at parking.flylax.com, and please wear your mask – wishing everyone #HealthyHolidays #LAXTravelSafely.”

Seven cancellations were listed Sunday at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport, six at Hollywood Burbank Airport and six at Long Beach Airport.

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