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Frigid weather leads to over 100 flight cancellations at Austin airport


Austin’s most recent cold snap is causing travel delays, both on roadways and up in the air.

At least 105 flights have been canceled at Austin-Bergstrom since 11 a.m. on Wednesday—77 of which were canceled today. Only about 6% of flights were canceled yesterday, though 26% were delayed.

So far, ABIA has seen 45 delays today but seems to be faring better than fellow Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, according to FlightAware. Dallas has topped the charts on cancellations, with more than 56% of flights dropped today alone.

FlightAware's Misery Map shows Dallas is experiencing the most cancellations as of today. (FlightAware)

A peek into yesterday’s numbers:


  • Canceled flights: 3,189
  • Delayed flights: 10,561


  • Canceled flights: 68
  • Delayed flights: 183

Dallas-Fort Worth:

  • Canceled flights: 105
  • Delayed flights: 180

Texas is leading the cancellations, though nationwide, more than 3,100 flights have been called off. Both DFWIA and Dallas Love Field Airport have collectively canceled almost 700 flights and Austin falls into fourth place for cancellations nationwide.

Five flights departing from ABIA tomorrow have already been canceled. The airport is reminding travelers to leave ample travel time if your flight if still scheduled to leave.


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