LAX shooting cancels or delays more than 1,100 flights
If you tried to fly in or out of Los Angeles International Airport following Friday’s deadly shooting, you were lucky if your plane was on time.
The shooting that took place Friday morning delayed or canceled more than 1,100 flights, pushing the airport’s overall on-time rating down from 82% to 56%, according to the travel monitoring site Flightstats.com.
In contrast, LAX’s on-time rating Monday morning rose to 96%, according to the website.
From the time of the shooting Friday throughout the following day, a total of 348 flights were canceled and 772 more flights were delayed at least 15 minutes, the website reported.
About 50 other flights scheduled to arrive at LAX on Friday were diverted to airports in Long Beach, San Diego, Las Vegas, San Jose and Phoenix, according to Flightstats.com.
LAX is the country’s third-busiest airport, with 605,000 takeoffs and landings last year, carrying nearly 64 million passengers.
Terminal 3, the site of the shooting, served about five million passengers in 2012, according to the airport.
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