U.S. airlines cancel over 1,000 flights on day before New Year’s Eve

by BNN

BNN— Airline cancellations are already piling up in the U.S., with 1,086 flights scrubbed as rising coronavirus cases hobbled staffing. Winter storms meanwhile threatened to further disrupt travel over New Year’s weekend.

Global News—U.S. airlines cancel over 1,000 flights due to COVID-19, weather. Since Friday, airlines have canceled more than 4,000 flights to, from or inside the U.S., with over 1,000 U.S. cancellations on Monday, according to FlightAware.

The Independent—Record-breaking New Year’s Eve followed by warmest New Year’s Day. Temperatures topped 16C thanks to a flow of warm subtropical air from the Azores.

www.marketwatch.com—Coronavirus tally: U.S. counts more than 500,000 new COVID cases in a day, lifting the daily average to a near 1-year high. The global tally for COVID-19 rose to 281.5 million as of Tuesday morning and the death toll climbed to 5.41 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. leads the world with a total COVID-19 case count of 52.8 million and death toll of 818,371. On Monday, there were 543,415 new cases recorded, which boosted the 7-day average of new cases to 243,099, the most since Jan. 13, and more than double (105%) the average from two weeks ago, according to a New York Times...