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January 16, 2024

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Airlines Cancel Thousands More Flights as Arctic Weather Tears Through the US

Airlines were forced to cancel and delay thousands more flights Monday as a wave of winter storms blanketed more of the U.S. with heavy snow, freezing rain and sub-zero temperatures.

The tally of interrupted flights was rising by the minute on Monday afternoon, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware. As of 3:35 PM Eastern Time, more than 2,400 domestic and international flights entering U.S. airspace were canceled and over 6,000 flights were delayed.

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Asia Pacific Airlines Witness Significant Uptick in International Tourism Traffic (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

ANA Becomes the First Airline in Asia to Implement IATA’s DG AutoCheck Connect API (TRAVEL DAILY MEDIA)

Boeing Opens Factories to Airlines and Adds More Checks After Blowout (THE GUARDIAN)


UK Rail Travellers Face New Round of Strikes (BTN EUROPE)


B2B Accommodation Seller Prime Travel Service Achieves Sales of 1.173m. Room Nights in 2023, with Ambitious Growth Plans for 2024 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)


Cathay Propels SAF Programme with New Partners (PAYLOAD ASIA)


WeTravel Launches Trends Report, Expounding Traveler Preferences in 2024 (TRAVEL DAILY NEWS)

Travel's Journey Through the Generative AI Platform Shift (PHOCUSWIRE)

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Crisis24 Intelligence Brief

Brazil - Disruptions due to flooding ongoing across Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as of Jan. 15, Fatalities reported; state of emergency declared.

Greece and Turkiye - Severe weather forecast across Greece and western and southern Turkiye through Jan. 17. Possible flooding and associated disruptions.

Middle East/North Africa - Further attacks in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden likely through late January following US and UK airstrikes against Al-Houthi targets.

United States - Severe weather forecast to continue across the northwestern US through early Jan. 18. Travel and utility disruptions likely.

United States - Officials indefinitely close Kona International Airport (KOA) in Kona, Hawaii, US, as of Jan. 15 due to runway cracks. Confirm itinerary.

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