Continuous flight cancellations impact Indianapolis International Airport
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Travel plans continue to be disrupted from flight cancellations.
As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, there’s a total of 41 canceled flights at the Indianapolis International Airport. According to Flight Aware, all but one of the canceled flights in Indianapolis are from Southwest Airlines. The flights being affected are part of a national meltdown that’s left people stuck at airports or waiting on hold to try and find new flights.
Southwest has also canceled 36 flights on Thursday and four flights on Friday.
Pete Buttigieg, the transportation secretary, promised he has put Southwest Airline’s under federal scrutiny.
“This is an unacceptable situation,” Buttigieg said. “Passengers should be compensated with reimbursements and whatever else they need to do to compensate these passengers. If they fail to do that, we will use our authorities to make it happen on our side.”
Buttigieg said he talked to the airline’s CEO, Bob Jordan, who said the airline blamed the weather over the holiday weekend and infrastructure. Buttigieg said that doesn’t explain why the airline can’t locate baggage or where its crews are.
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