Passengers see fewer delays, cancellations as airport backlog improves
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Flight cancellations and travel delays that frustrated many passengers on Friday are now easing, Alaska Airlines says.
On Monday, as of 8:45 p.m., only 57 arriving and departing flights were delayed and 10 flights were canceled at Anchorage International, according to the flight tracking website Flight Aware. Christmas Day saw 64 arrivals and departures delayed, and six canceled flights.
According to a post made to their website on Sunday, the airline says that more than 130 flights were canceled for Dec. 25 following an ice storm in the Pacific Northwest that caused delays at Portland International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, both hubs for Alaska Airlines. The company reports their delays that began on Friday were related to “out-of-place aircraft and crews.”
One flight due to land tomorrow is already delayed, and three Alaska Airlines flights have been canceled.
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