Thousands of airline passengers were stranded at airports around the United States this weekend due to major carriers' flight schedules being severely disrupted.
According to the flight-tracking website FlightAware, 6,049 flights inside, into, or out of the United States were delayed on Saturday, while 1,934 were cancelled. As of Sunday afternoon, 3,013 additional US planes had been delayed and 1,517 had been cancelled. The delays occur during the busiest travel season of the year, as well as as air traffic resumes following the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions.
Throughout 10,000 flights have been delayed or cancelled over the weekend. Many of the outages were caused by bad weather in Florida, including thunderstorms, while others were caused by technological faults.
Major US airlines such as American, Southwest, United, and Delta were among those hit on Saturday.
Southwest Airlines was hit the worst by the delays. On Saturday, 44% of its flights were cancelled and 14% were delayed.
On Saturday, American Airlines' flight schedule was delayed by 21% and cancelled by 12%.
On United Airlines, 26% of flights were delayed and 2% were cancelled on Saturday.
Delta Airlines cancelled 8% of its flights and delayed 22% of its flights on Saturday. The corporation did not react to Insider's request for comment right away.
JetBlue, Frontier, and Spirit, as well as other low-cost carriers, had disruptions over the weekend.