American Airlines has begun canceling hundreds of flights going in and out of DFW International Airport on Wednesday and Thursday, ahead of another winter storm that is predicted to bring freezing temperatures and precipitation.
Over 600 flights arriving and departing DFW Airport have been scrubbed for Wednesday and another 450 have been canceled for Thursday with freezing temperatures moving into the North Texas area overnight into Wednesday. Dallas Morning News reports that American Airlines released a statement confirming that they have canceled a large majority of their flights ahead of the incoming winter storm. The airline canceled these flights early so they could more quickly accommodate their customers and avoid sudden disruptions at DFW.
American considers DFW as its number one hub and has issued a travel advisory for multiple airports in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. This new advisory allows travelers to schedule new flights without paying higher fares for the same routes at later dates. Along with American, the DFW airport itself is paying attention to the weather along with the National Weather Service.
According to CBS DFW, the airport is ready to start treating runways and taxiways, bridges, overpasses and roadways on the landside of the airport. Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines which calls Love Field home, has also canceled flights and is continuing to monitor the weather. As of today, American has canceled 8% of its flights for Wednesday, while Envoy Air canceled more than 200 flights in total. American Airlines regional carrier SkyWest has canceled 100 flights.