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Airlines cancel over 1,800 U.S. flights as ice storm hits multiple states

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Feb 1 (Reuters) – Airlines canceled more than 1,800 flights in the United States on Wednesday after an ice storm hit states from Texas to West Virginia.

As of 8:41 a.m. ET, a total of 1,897 flights to and from the United States have been canceled and 750 flights delayed, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

“This week’s winter storms have impacted our operations, resulting in a significant number of cancellations,” said American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL.O) said in a statement that it had proactively canceled flights and notified passengers.

In a tweet Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) warned travelers that snow is expected in certain areas, including Dallas, Fort Worth and Memphis, which could delay certain flights.

Airlines canceled about 1,400 flights in the US on Wednesday after severe winter storms hit certain regions.

“Ongoing winter storms will continue to have dangerous effects in north and central Texas through at least Thursday morning,” the National Weather Service said. Said In a discussion of forecasts for the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.

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Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines leads the cancellation of nearly 800 flights, while LCC Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) Then Flight 501 was cancelled.

Southwest did not immediately respond to Reuters’ request for comment.

The latest cancellations come about a month after Southwest Airlines faced backlash from the U.S. government for canceling 16,700 flights over the holidays as bad weather overwhelmed its crew’s scheduling system.

Reported by Nathan Gomes and Arpan Varghese of Bangalore.Edited by Rashmi Aich

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