More flights were canceled at Southland airports and around the world Monday, as a wave of holiday week cancellations driven by the coronavirus pandemic continued to inconvenience travelers.
As of 10 p.m., the tracking site FlightAware.com listed 39 cancellations Monday for flights into or out of Los Angeles International Airport, along with 485 involving flights into or out of the United States, and 1,773 total cancellations around the world.
LAX’s website listed 33 cancellations for Monday.
Orange County’s John Wayne Airport had six cancellations Monday, Long Beach Airport had one and Hollywood/Burbank Airport had none, according to Flight Aware.
On Sunday, LAX saw 138 cancellations, with 29 at John Wayne Airport, nine in Burbank and two in Long Beach, according to Flight Aware. Nationwide, there were 1,463 cancellations Sunday, and 3,248 worldwide.
There were 96 cancellations at LAX on Christmas Day and 86 on Friday.
The scrapped flights are 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.
“This evening will be another busy travel day. There are cancellations and delays around the country, including at LAX tonight, so please check your flight status with your airline for the latest and arrive with extra time,” LAX tweeted Monday.