August 17, 2022
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Christmas Eve travel chaos as airlines cancel more than 3,000 flights

Passengers returning home for Christmas face disruption as Omicron leaves airlines short-staffed

Passengers travelling home for Christmas have been hit with disruption worldwide after airline companies cancelled more than 3,000 flights on Friday, according to a flight tracking website.

The surge of Christmas Eve cancellations came as the rapidly spreading Omicron coronavirus variant meant carriers were unable to staff their flights.

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