“SkyWest experienced an internal technical issue, resulting in approximately 700 flight cancellations before the issue was resolved Thursday night,” the company said in a statement to USA Today. “We apologize to customers for the inconvenience; we are working to minimize the impact on the Friday schedule and get back to normal operations as quickly as possible. “
In a statement to The Hill, SkyWest Airlines said more than 500 flights were affected on Friday.
“While our servers were restored Thursday night, we are still experiencing operational disruptions as we work to get the crew and planes into position, with around 500 flights canceled on Friday. We apologize to customers for the inconvenience caused and remain focused on efforts to return to normal operations as quickly as possible, ”the statement said.
Alaska Airlines reported to USA Today that more than 100 of its flights were affected Thursday and Friday and that it is working to resolve the issue.
American Airlines told the newspaper that around 220 flights were affected Thursday and Friday and that it is working to mitigate the impact of cancellations, including providing hotel vouchers in certain situations.
The St. George, Utah-based airline says it flies to more than 230 destinations and has a fleet of more than 450 aircraft, according to its website. Since 2019, SkyWest has carried over 43 million passengers.
Earlier this month, Southwest Airlines canceled more than 2,000 flights due to staff shortages, air traffic control issues and poor weather conditions. Overall, these cancellations cost the airline $ 75 million.
The Hill has contacted Delta, American, United and Alaska Airlines for further comment.