Winter Weather Grounds Hundreds Of Flights In North Texas
HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Winter weather has grounded hundreds of flights in North Texas. Snow and ice forced Southwest Airlines to cancel operations out at Dallas Love Field; the airline hopes to resume operations later Tuesday. Although a specific number of canceled flights was not reported, Southwest Airlines usually offers passengers 125 daily nonstop departures from Love Field.
Tuesday morning, the national Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Additional reports indicate that American Airlines canceled 231 flights Tuesday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. American Eagle a subsidiary of American, canceled 90 flights Tuesday morning.
As DFW airport remains, workers were working diligently to de-ice aircraft. Passengers with flights on Southwest Airlines were encouraged to check the carrier’s website for updated information. Officials at American Airlines advised passengers to do the same.