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Airlines cancel more than 1,200 US flights on Friday

(CNN) — Major flight cancellations on day two after thunderstorms hit major east coast airports on Thursday It has spread.

As of 5 p.m. ET Friday, flight tracking site FlightAware showed that more than 1,250 flights have been canceled in the U.S. Again, LaGuardia, New York, Newark • Liberty International Airport and Reagan National Airport outside Washington were the top airports for cancellations.

On Thursday, airlines canceled 1,248 of his flights nationwide. This is one of the days with the most flight cancellations in the past six weeks. Southwest Airlines canceled 370 of his flights, or 9% of Thursday's schedule. Southwest Airlines has delayed another 1,800 flights. That's 46% of what's planned for Thursday.

"This week we are grappling with a variety of weather-related challenges that affect many large businesses across the country," Southwest Airlines said in a statement Friday. I was.

Summer of Flight Discontent

Airlines are facing staffing shortages this summer. , suffer flight cancellations and delays, severe weather and air traffic control delays.

American Airlines canceled more than 200 flights by Friday afternoon.

Air traffic disruption is also serious in Europe. London's Heathrow Airport and Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport have announcedmoves this week to reduce congestion.

On Thursday, the US Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2.3 million passengers at airport security checkpoints across the country. That's about 87% of the same weekday in 2019.

The US Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed rules that would expand the circumstances under which airline passengers can get refunds.

The proposal comes amid a flood of complaints from passengers seeking refunds from airlines since the outbreak of the pandemic.