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Worldwide, the number of flights canceled due to the omicron variant of covid-19 rose

The consequences of the global pandemic continue to affect different sectors. Is now air transport that suffers the effects of the omicron variant of the coronavirus covid-19. Worldwide, there are thousands of flights canceled due to infections and fear of positive cases.

The strain initially detected in southern Africa generates records of infected in different countries, such as Iceland, Denmark and Greece. For the moment the European territory is the epicenter of outbreaks with omicronBut the increases in cases in the United States bring the records to about 200,000 daily positives.

Americans are the nation with the highest number of suspended air travel. As of Monday afternoon, 810 trips to or from the US were suspended. Towards the end of the day the figure reached 1,074, which corresponded to a third of the total of 2,713 trips canceled worldwide.

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The companies United, American Airlines and Delta were the ones that saw their trips canceled the most, and Seattle was the most affected airport. US President Joe Biden asserted that omicron is a “cause for concern”, but that “Should not be cause for panic” among citizens.

The Guardian detail that On Christmas weekend some 8,300 international and national air connections were canceled. In addition, tens of thousands of flights with delays were registered. Europe is the world epicenter of the rebound of the epidemic with 2,901,073 infections in the last seven days.



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Delta Airlines with its empty receipts at the New Jersey airport

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