Southwest Southwest flight cancellations on one of the worst days in months

Southwest Southwest flight cancellations on one of the worst days in months

Flight disruptions rose Friday after airlines faced one of the worst days for flight cancellations in the past month, according to FlightAware.

As of 11: 30 a.m. Friday, there were already over 2,300 delayed flights in, out of and across the U.S. and more than 900 cancellations, according to data from the flight tracking website. The live flight delay and cancellation statistics are provided by FlightAware.

Flight cancellations in, out of and across the U.S. rose to 1,248 on Thursday, the second-worst day for cancellations in the last month, according to Kathleen Bangs, FlightAware spokesperson.

The number was slightly down from July 25 - the highest number of cancellations within the last month when 1,303 flights were scrapped.

There were 8,225 delays for flights in, out of, and across the United States, according to the data.

A Southwest Southwest spokesman told FOX Business that they are working to get their customers to their destinations safely and as quickly as possible.

This comes after a summer of continued flight delays and cancellations across the industry as demand went up to pre-pandemic levels.

During the summer, bad weather can cause air traffic to be snarl, but the industry has been facing significant staffing shortages.

Airlines have been working around the clock to combat these issues, including ramping up hiring and training. Alaska promised passengers that they would be back to running a reliable and well-staffed operation by July.

The airline has invested in measures to restore its operational integrity, including earlier boarding procedures and operational buffers, according to analysts last month.