April 19, 2014
DALLAS (AP) - More than 400 flights are expected to be canceled through early tomorrow morning as Delta Air Lines and American Airlines continue to inspect wiring bundles on some planes.
A Delta spokeswoman says the airline expects about 275
cancellations through tomorrow morning. American Airlines has also
canceled 132 of its estimated 2,300 flights scheduled for today.
Delta is expecting heavy volume at its hub at Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta International Airport. Both Delta and the Transportation
Security Administration are bringing in extra staff to handle the
crowd of travelers.
American says it began its inspections after an audit of the
carrier by a joint team of inspectors from the Federal Aviation
Administration and the airline, which canceled 325 flights
However, an American spokesman says the airline expects all but
a few of the inspected planes to be back in service tomorrow.