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Nearly 8,000 flights cancelled due to Omicron surge, bad weather


  • Air flights have continued to be cancelled due to COVID-pandemic. 
  • Airlines across the world cancelled around 8,000 flights over the three-day Christmas weekend over a shortage of staff due to the spread of the Omicron variant and bad weather.
  • According to Flightaware.com, which tracks flight departures, delays and cancellations, a further 1,639 flights were cancelled with just under a third affecting the US alone.