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Flight Cancellation Threshold Snow Statistics

The flight cancellation threshold for snow statistics is measured based on the amount of snowfall that would lead to a certain percentage of flights being canceled.

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"Approximately 70 percent of all flight cancellations are due to weather conditions."

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"According to FAA, extreme weather events are responsible for nearly 69% of all air system delays."

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"An inch of snow can cause a 5% increase in flight cancellations."

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"Heavy snow, 6-10 inches can shut down major airports for hours and lead to 20-30% flight cancellations."

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"A major snowstorm, with snowfall over 10 inches, can disrupt flight operations for days and lead to 50-70% flight cancellations."

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"In US, the worst airport for winter travel is Chicago O'Hare with 40% of its winter flights experiencing delays."

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"In 2018, more than 50,000 flights were cancelled in the US due to winter storms."

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"During a snowstorm in 2019, Denver International Airport saw a 30% rate of flight cancellations."

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"Upon a snow forecast, large airports may proactively cancel up to 36% of their flights."

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"11,000 flights were cancelled in January 2014 across the US due to severe winter weather."

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"In February 2019, more than 1,200 flights were cancelled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to snow."

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"Often, 20% of flights can be cancelled with a prediction of 5-6 inches of snow."

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"New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport cancels nearly 50% of its flights with snowfall prediction exceeding 10 inches."

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"During the 2015-2016 winter season, around 30,000 flights were cancelled in the US due to snow and poor weather conditions."

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"Each minute of a delayed airplane costs the airlines approximately $78.20."

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"A study stated that the overall cost of winter-related flight cancellations to the US economy is $3.8 billion annually."

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"A 2019 report states that flight cancellations due to winter weather led to over 20 million minutes in delays."

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"The winter weather, especially snowfall of 2013/2014 forced 49,300 flight cancellations and 6.05 million minutes of delays."

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"Severe snow forecasts can lead to flight cancellations up to two days prior to the estimated time of the snowfall."

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"A snow or ice storm can reduce airport capacity by 50% leading to cascading delays and cancellations throughout the system."

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