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American cancels almost 1,000 flights at DFW due to winter storm

An American Eagle jet is sprayed with deicing compound on a DFW Airport runway on Thursday, December 5, 2013 during an ice storm. (Star-Telegram/Ron T. Ennis)
An American Eagle jet is sprayed with deicing compound on a DFW Airport runway on Thursday, December 5, 2013 during an ice storm. (Star-Telegram/Ron T. Ennis) Star-Telegram

Over 1,000 flights at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and Dallas Love Field were canceled on Monday due to the winter storm hitting North Texas.

American Airlines said it had canceled 998 arrivals and departures at the airport as of 9 a.m on Monday. That is more than half of the Fort Worth-based carrier’s daily schedule at DFW.

Customers were advised to check with the airline before leaving for DFW to see if their flight was canceled. The airline offered customers the option to change their travel plans with no ticket change fee if their flight was scheduled to depart DFW on Sunday or Monday.

At 1:30 p.m., Southwest Airlines said it had canceled about 120 flights across its network due to weather.

DFW Airport crew pre-treated runways and roads at the airport after the initial round of sleet feel on Sunday evening. Roads in and around the airport remained in good condition as of 4 a.m. Monday morning.

Almost all of the aircraft departing DFW will be de-iced today, the airport said.

“DFW Airfield Operations crews are monitoring the runways, ramps and taxiways for any ice and snow accumulations and working to ensure that the Airport’s runways remain operational with enough capacity to meet airline demand,” airport said in a statement.

According to aviation website FlightStats, 1,300 flights had been canceled across the U.S. on Monday and another 1,210 flights were delayed. Most of the cancellations were at DFW Airport.

At Dallas Love Field, 47 arrivals and 64 departures have been canceled but by Monday afternoon the airport said it was back to normal operations with only a few delays due to winter weather at other airports.

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