Almost 1,000 flights have been canceled after an arctic storm hit parts of the US and caused disruption at Texas airports

A Southwest Airlines jetliner lands at Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, U.S..
Southwest Airlines cancelled more than 300 flights on Tuesday as winter weather hit parts of the US.REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski//File Photo
  • Nearly 1,000 flights were canceled on Tuesday as an ice storm hit the US, per FlightAware.

  • Texas airports suffered from the most disruption, especially Dallas-Fort Worth International.

  • Southwest, which is Dallas-based, canceled more than 300 flights on Tuesday, per the data.

Nearly 1,000 flights were canceled on Tuesday as a winter storm swept across parts of the US.

According to flight-tracker FlightAware, more than 980 flights into and out of the US were scrubbed on Tuesday morning, at time of publication. In addition, more than 700 flights were delayed, the data showed.

The disruption impacted most airports in Texas, where the arctic weather hit.

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport had the most flight cancellations, per FlightAware. Nearly 300 flights that were due to fly from Dallas Forth Worth were canceled. More than 260 flights were stopped from flying into the airport, the tracker showed.

Austin-Bergstrom International and Dallas Love Field airports were also among the worst-affected on Tuesday, according to FlightAware.

At time of publication, the airlines that had canceled the most flights were Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, which canceled 319, and American Airlines, which canceled 313, FlightAware data showed. Southwest also had more than 100 flight delays on Tuesday, per the data.

"Based on current and forecasted weather conditions, our Teams have made schedule adjustments to support our operation at airports affected by Winter Storm Mara," a Southwest spokesperson told Insider.

The National Weather Service has put a "winter storm warning" in place for the majority of Texas. Areas of Arkansas and Tennessee have received an "ice storm warning" and a "winter storm warning" stretches northeast to Kentucky, per the data.

The storm could produce "freezing rain and sleet that could lead to significant impacts," the National Weather Service said. "In addition to potentially hazardous travel conditions, this amount of ice will likely lead to tree damage and scattered power outages across the hardest-hit regions."

Around 1,130 flights on Monday were canceled, many of which were due to fly either in or out of Texas airports, FlightAware's data showed. It comes after Southwest canceled thousands of flights during the holiday period.

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