Airlines cancel 9,000 flights after ‘Hercules’ storm

Airlines have canceled 9,000 flights since the winter storm known as “Hercules” began last week, Bloomberg News reports.

The cancellations began on Thursday when temperatures dipped in major cities along the east coast and in the Midwest and continued through the weekend.


One of the cities with the heaviest amount of cancellations is Chicago, which has had 1,500 flights cancelled at its O’Hare International and Midway airports, the report said.

Temperatures are expected to drop again on the east coast on Tuesday, raising the possibility of more flight delays.