Spirit Airlines cancelled 60% of all flights to “reboot” after a meltdown. This past Sunday, Spirit Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights causing riots.
As of Wednesday, Spirit Airlines cancelled more than 50% of flights in an effort to “reboot” its operations after a wave of disruptions that started over the weekend due to a mix of bad weather, staffing shortages and technology problems.
As of 5:00pm ET, Spirit Airlines has canceled 277 flights today, representing 36% of its schedule according to FlightAware data. 159 flights have been delayed, representing 20% of its schedule.
These flight cancellations brought big riots along with it. The riots got so bad that Spirit Airlines agents were told to FLEE to safety. This can be represented by a quote from a news article down below.
A tweet suggests the situation in San Juan, Puerto Rico is spiraling out of control, with passengers rioting, flights ordered to divert, crew members told to change out of uniform, and ground staff huddling behind locked doors.
At this time Spirit Airlines is working around the clock to get back on track however this will take lots of time…
“We’re working around the clock to get back on track in the wake of some travel disruptions over the weekend due to a series of weather and operational challenges.
“We needed to make proactive cancellations to some flights across the network, but the majority of flights are still scheduled as planned.”