DALLAS-FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The winter blast has had a significant impact on air travel in and out of Texas.
By midmorning Monday, Feb. 15, 3,000 flights had been canceled across the country, about 1,600 of them at Dallas/Fort Worth International and Bush Intercontinental airports in Texas.READ MORE: New Push In North Texas For Pregnant Women To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine
At DFW Airport, the temperature was 4 degrees Fahrenheit — 3 degrees colder than Moscow.
Dallas-based Southwest Airlines reported 60 flight cancellations at Dallas Love Field, Monday.
Systemwide, the airlines has had more than 730 cancellations.
Fort Worth-based American Airlines reported 402 flight cancellations out of DFW Airport and 993 systemwide.READ MORE: Frisco ISD First In North Texas To Offer Online Learning In Wake Of Rise In COVID-19 Cases
The storm arrived over a three-day holiday weekend that has seen the most U.S. air travel since the period around New Year’s.
More than 1 million people went through airport security checkpoints on Thursday and Friday.
However, that was still less than half the traffic of a year ago, before the pandemic hit with full force.
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