LAX Sees Dozens of Flights Canceled Over Memorial Weekend

By City News Service
City News Service
City News Service
May 29, 2022 Updated: May 29, 2022

LOS ANGELES—A nationwide wave of flight cancellations during the Memorial Day weekend has had a minor effect at Southland airports, with some scrapped flights reported today at Los Angeles International Airport.

According to the tracking site FlightAware.com, 13 flights were canceled at LAX during a 24-hour period that ended at 9:50 a.m. Sunday.

Earlier, 32 flights were reported canceled at LAX during a 24-hour period that ended at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

FlightAware reported no cancellations Sunday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Hollywood/Burbank Airport, or Long Beach Airport.

The site reported 323 flights were canceled throughout the United States on Sunday, an improvement over the previous two days, when FlightAware said more than 3,500 flights were canceled throughout the country.

Delta had the most cancellations with 240 flights scrapped Saturday alone—9% of its operations. Airline officials were citing bad weather and “air traffic control actions” on Friday.

LAX officials said the airport exceeded 90,000 departing passengers on Thursday, with Friday being “a peak travel day for the weekend.”