Spirit Airlines apologized to passengers Wednesday after several days of flight cancellations and said they should decrease in the coming days.
However, the Florida-based carrier, which has blamed its operational meltdown on a series of issues, including weather, technology outages and staffing shortages, has already canceled 402 Thursday flights or 51% of its scheduled flights, as of 11:30 a.m. EDT, according to flight tracker FlightAware, Usa Today reported.
It is the fifth consecutive day of frustration for passengers on the budget airline, with cancellations since Sunday now topping 1,700. The situation is drawing similarities to a JetBlue Airways meltdown in February 2007, when 1,000 flights were canceled over a five-day period.
Spirit’s continuing woes come as a busy summer travel weekend looms.
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