Travelling over Christmas weekend has proven chaotic as a spike in Covid-19 cases caused thousands of flight cancellations.
Flight cancellations have continued into Boxing Day as airlines struggle to cope with surging Covid-19 cases that are causing staff shortages.
More than 2,200 flights were cancelled on Sunday, a number that’s grown throughout the day, adding to the 2,300 on Christmas Eve and 2,800 on Christmas Day according to website FlightAware.
Airlines have said the highly infectious Omicron variant has caused staff shortages in all areas of the operation after employees either test positive or are forced to self-isolate.
British Airways cancelled 50 flights on Boxing Day, nearly 10 per cent of all departures, despite keeping Christmas Day cancellations to 18.
China Eastern Airlines cancelled the most flights over the weekend with 414 on Boxing Day and 546 on Christmas Day.
Domestic airlines in the US have also been hit. United, Delta and JetBlue have all cancelled hundreds of flights over the Christmas weekend.