Southland Airports See Flight Cancellations, Delays

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A nationwide wave of flight cancellations was impacting Los Angeles International Airport Monday, with 15 scrapped flights and nearly 140 delayed inbound or outbound flights.

As of midday, the tracking site FlightAware.com listed seven canceled flights out of LAX, along with eight inbound flights being scrubbed. More than 50 departing flights were delayed, along with more than 80 incoming trips.

John Wayne Airport in Orange County had no cancellations, but had 21 flights delayed, according to FlightAware. Hollywood Burbank Airport had two cancellations and seven delays, while Long Beach had five delays.

FlightAware reported 2,058 canceled flights Monday, including 343 canceled flights within, into or out of the United States. Nearly 12,000 worldwide flight delays were being reported as of midday.

The cancellations are blamed largely on staffing shortages experienced by the airlines.

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