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Delta Air Lines capped off an already turbulent week with around 100 flight cancellations over the weekend due to a shortage of pilots.
“Delta teams have been working through various factors, including staffing, large numbers of employee vaccinations and pilots returning to active status,” Delta told Insider.
The airline has been struggling to cope with periods of increased passenger numbers, particularly those around holidays. The busiest travel seasons of 2020 amid the pandemic surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas saw Delta cancel flights in the hundreds due to similar staffing issues. Christmas saw over 300 cancellations while Thanksgiving read more ⇒