Northwest Cancels 14 percent of Flights
Northwest Airlines canceled 192 flights yesterday as of 6pm, or 14 percent of their total scheduled flights. For the month of June, they have canceled 2,100 flights, 7 times as many as June of 2006. The majority of these cancellations have occured in Detroit, the Twin Cities, and Memphis. According to the Air Line Pilots Association, the reason for the unusually large cancellation numbers, the highest in the industry, is a shortage of pilots and flight staff. NWA has not commented.