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US airlines restore flights as cold snap eases

Published on Jan 9, 2014 7:00 AM
 
A Delta jetliner (bottom) is de-iced while a US Airways jet takes off at Reagan National Airport in Washington on Jan 3, 2014. Air travel conditions improved in the United States (US) on Wednesday with carriers cancelling fewer flights as wide sections of the country were forecast to warm up after a major cold snap. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Air travel conditions improved in the United States (US) on Wednesday with carriers cancelling fewer flights as wide sections of the country were forecast to warm up after a major cold snap.

Carriers cancelled more than 1,100 flights on Wednesday, according to FlightAware.com, down from 3,200 on Tuesday. Since Jan 1, carriers have cancelled more than 19,300 flights, FlightAware showed.

Among major carriers, Delta Air Lines had cancelled four flights and Southwest Airlines had halted 45 by mid-afternoon on Wednesday, the data showed.

"The regional carriers are still the last to catch up today," said Mr Daniel Baker, chief executive of FlightAware.com."I think things will be back to normal late today and by tomorrow."

 
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