Por Kanishka Singh
(Reuters) – Airlines have canceled more than 2,700 flights in the United States on Sunday as the winter storm hits the country’s east coast over the weekend, linking strong winds and snow.
According to the flight surveillance website FlightAware.com, ET flights were canceled at 2:30 pm Sunday, including more than 2,700 people leaving or entering the United States.
More than 1,500 flights are reported to be delayed.
American Airlines Group cancels 600 flights FlightAware shows that nearly 95% of flights are canceled from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, the center of American Airlines.
American Airlines allows weather-affected customers to reschedule flights free of charge.
The National Weather Service says a major winter storm will hit the eastern United States from Sunday to Monday. Maximum snowfall is expected at the bottom of the Appalachian backbone and large lakes.
(Report by Kanishka Singh in Bangalore)
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