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More than 4,000 flights were canceled on Sunday, more than half of them in the US, as new coronavirus infections cause staff shortages at airlines and airports amid a busy holiday travel season.

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According to Flight Tracker, 4,020 flights have been canceled worldwide as of Sunday afternoon information about flying, 2,393 of the canceled trips are within, inside or outside the US

Another 4,519 US flights were delayed on Sunday, according to the tracker.

The airport most affected by the cancellation is Chicago O’Hare, where 273 flights – 26% of those planned – were called off on Sunday, as surrounding Cook County grapples with a record number coronavirus infection and a blizzard,

regional carrier SkyWest Airlines 510 flights were canceled on Sunday, or 21% of their scheduled trips, while airlines such as Southwest, JetBlue and Delta also reported more than 100 cancellations.

blizzards, freezing temperatures and severe weather It has also added to the woes of airlines by stopping flights across the country from operating as per schedule.

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