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Delta Air Lines, Atlanta airport continues to see high number of cancellations and delays

The issues continued on Sunday with dozens of flights canceled and hundreds of delays.

ATLANTA — Travelers continue to see a high number of cancelations out of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport -- particularly for those flying on Delta Air Lines

On Sunday as of 6 p.m., there were 103 flights canceled to and from the world's busiest airport. According to a flight tracking service, Flight Aware, 79 of those were Delta flights. 

As far as delays, FlightAware reports there were at least 246 flight delays at Atlanta's airport. A majority of them were Delta routes, with 146 flights reporting a delay in their schedule.

On Saturday, of the 130 flights canceled to or from Atlanta, 100 were Delta flights. 

It comes on the heels of a busy summer travel season -- and a holiday weekend with Juneteenth and Father's Day. 

Airports with the most cancellations included those in Charlotte, North Carolina, a major hub for American Airlines, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty in the New York City area, and Reagan Washington National outside Washington, D.C.

The issues started on Thursday and Friday for the airline with several viewers reaching out to 11Alive about having to sleep on the floor at the airport due to cancelations. 

11Alive News reached out to Delta to get answers for these travelers and received the following statement: 

“We apologize for any inconvenience and delay customers have experienced as a result of issues primarily driven by weather, ATC, and crew resources.

Delta people continue working hard to deliver the operations customers have come to expect from us, and we are working quickly to resolve travel issues and get customers to their destination.”

Delta announced last month that it would be cutting around 100 flights around its network starting in July and extending through the beginning of August.

 A release posted on Delta's website, however, said "if upcoming bookings for later this summer happen to change, our teams will provide customers with the next-best itinerary that gets them where they need to go with the shortest delay possible."

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