Latest Air travel disruptions News

Regional airline SkyWest cancels hundreds of flights

Oct. 22, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

SkyWest Airlines, which operates many flights for the nation’s biggest airlines, canceled about 1,000 flights Thursday and Friday because of what it called an internal technical issue. The airline said it was working to return to normal operations but expected...

The best travel plan this holiday season: A backup plan

Oct. 20, 2021 07:04 AM EDT

It’s not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers. Among the 2021 travel fiascos: — Spirit Airlines underwent an operational meltdown, with 2,800 flights canceled...

Aerospace school halts flights after student dies in crash

Oct. 19, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

BUXTON, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota’s aerospace school has cancelled all flight activities after a student pilot from Chicago died in a plane crash. The University of North Dakota plane went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County...

Unsupported ‘sickout’ claims take flight amid Southwest woes

Oct. 13, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights over the weekend, citing bad weather and air traffic control issues, unsupported claims blaming vaccine mandates began taking off. Conservative politicians and pundits, including Republican Sen. Ted...

Delta posts $1.2 billion Q3 profit, touts holiday bookings

Oct. 13, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

Delta Air Lines posted a $1.2 billion profit for the third quarter on Wednesday, helped by the latest installment of federal pandemic aid for the airline industry, but warned that rising fuel prices will lead to a “modest” loss in the fourth quarter. The airline also...

Southwest limits canceled flights after 3 tumultuous days

Oct. 12, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines flights appeared to be running closer to normal on Tuesday after the airline canceled nearly 2,400 flights over the previous three days. By midday Tuesday, Southwest had canceled fewer than 100 flights, or 2% of its schedule, according...

Southwest cancels hundreds more flights; passengers stranded

Oct. 11, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled more than 350 flights Monday following a weekend of major disruptions that it blamed on bad weather and air traffic control issues. The pilots union accused the company of a botched response to what it said would have been a minor challenge for...

Southwest Airlines cancels more than 1,000 Sunday flights

Oct. 10, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the weekend, blaming the woes on air traffic control issues and weather. The airline canceled more than 1,000 flights in total, or 29% of its schedule, as of 7 p.m. ET Sunday, according to flight...

Indonesia to reopen Bali to international flights Oct. 14

Oct. 04, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia plans to reopen the airport in the resort island of Bali for international flights on Oct. 14, after closing it for more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar...

Attempted carjacking attempt closes RDU parking deck

Sep. 29, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A parking deck at Raleigh-Durham International Airport was closed for about two hours Tuesday night while officials responded to a report of an attempted carjacking, the airport said. The airport said in a statements that the parking deck was...