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What is a ‘bomb cyclone?’ An explanation of the powerful storm.
Airlines have canceled thousands of flights scheduled for Wednesday, a large part of those were due to bad weather caused by the bomb of the cyclone.
The immediate grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 jets can be a further load of AMERICAN airlines as well, some have confirmed that they would work to rebook passengers or the implementation of contingency plans.
Wednesday afternoon, the Denver International Airport closed all runways weather forced the cancellation of more than 1,300 flights.
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“Safety is the number one priority of our entire airport community here at the DEN,” said Denver International Airport (DIA) CEO Kim Day, the Denver Channel reports. “At this time, the conditions have deteriorated and our big three carriers have all proactively cancelled in the afternoon and early evening flights, and our airport is closed. When visibility improves, crews will work quickly to re-open runways.”
Day added that the workers are currently helping to “ensure the comfort of the passengers in the airport. Most of the concessions are open and the airport staff is available to passengers needs.”
Earlier in the day, a spokesman for the airline said the SLIDE was expected to be between 5 and 10 inches of snow and winds of up to 79 miles per hour would be booked at the airport, the Denver Post reported. At that time, Southwest had already canceled nearly 40 flights to or from the SLIDE, while SkyWest had canceled a little more than 200.
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Amidst the extreme weather, grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 And Max 9 aircraft was reportedly to add to the strain of Wednesday air travel with American Airlines, says that it was “transferring” passengers and United Airlines are working to “minimize the impact on customers.”