Hundreds of flights delayed, canceled coming in and out of Charlotte

Nearly 300 flights taking off from Charlotte were delayed on Sunday.
Airplanes at Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Airplanes at Charlotte Douglas International Airport(Lowell Rose)
Published: Jul. 31, 2022 at 7:27 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Hundreds of flights were delayed or canceled at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Sunday.

According to Flight Aware, more than 280 flights leaving Charlotte were delayed, and more than 200 additional flights that were coming into Charlotte were delayed.

In addition, more than 40 flights leaving Charlotte were canceled, and 60 that were scheduled to come into Charlotte were canceled before leaving other airports.

Of the flights impacted, the vast majority involved American Airlines or one of its three subsidiaries, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines and PSA Airlines.

American Airlines said in a statement that the delays and cancellations stemmed mostly from weather and air traffic control initiatives.

Across the country, about 5,900 flights coming into, leaving, or traveling within the United States were delayed on Sunday. More than 500 others were canceled.

Related: Travelers flock to airport as Charlotte-Douglas prepares for busy holiday weekend

Copyright 2022 WBTV. All rights reserved.