As a result of personnel shortages and adverse weather, American Airlines canceled 262 more flights on Monday, bringing the total number of cancellations since Friday to 2,211.
As of 7.30 a.m. ET, the United States carrier had canceled around 5% of its total scheduled flights.
Severe winds at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas have cut American's arrival capacity in half, with the bad weather also affecting the carrier's workforce, the airline announced over the weekend.
With roughly 1,800 flight attendants returning from leave beginning Monday, the business planned to offset some of the damage.
In a statement, corporate spokesperson Sarah Jantz stated, "We expect significant improvement beginning today with some lingering impact from the weekend."
A major newswire reached out to the unions representing American Airlines pilots and flight attendants for comment, but they did not immediately respond.
American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Spirit Airlines have all experienced staffing shortages as they ramp up flights ahead of the holiday season yet struggle to recruit enough pilots and flight attendants.