Flight cancellations continue at Denver airport as Southwest struggles


Holiday travelers at Denver International Airport continued to face flight cancellations and delays Monday as airlines struggled to recover after more than 1,000 flights were canceled during the peak holiday travel days last week.

The widespread cancellations came during a historic cold snap in Denver, with temperatures dropping well below zero. As of 10 a.m. Monday, 285 scheduled flights at Denver’s airport were delayed and another 154 canceled, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware.

Most of those problems affected flights on Southwest Airlines, which accounted for 122 of the canceled flights and 165 of the delayed flights, about 22% and 30% of the airline’s traffic through Denver today, according to FlightAware.

That’s an improvement from Sunday, when Southwest canceled 268 flights — 51% of its Denver traffic — and delayed another 217 planes.


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