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Southern airports top week's list of snow-canceled flights

Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM

ATLANTA, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Airports in Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., led the nation this week in flight cancellations due to a harsh blast of winter weather, an industry monitor said.

FlightAware.com said 17,570 flights were canceled in the week and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport led the way with 1,501 outgoing and 1,510 incoming flights scratched.

At Charlotte's Douglas International Airport, 1,478 outbound and 1,489 inbound flights were canceled, the Hill newspaper reported.

The price tag for the week's affected flights comes to about $80 million, the Hill said, using an average cost of $4,600 per canceled flight that was used in a study in 2007 conducted by the Universities of Maryland, Virginia, California-Berkeley, George Mason University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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