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Delta cancelled just over 100 Delta Connection and mainline flights in Denver and other cities in the Northern Plains region following a winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to the area Wednesday.

High winds, with gusts up to 86 mph at the Denver airport, hindered almost all operations at airports in Colorado, the Dakotas and Northern Minnesota through the day. Additional flight adjustments are likely into Thursday morning as the airline manages operation recovery and start-up amid the ongoing windy conditions.

Delta's team of meteorologists continue to closely monitor conditions on the ground, supporting teams in the airline's Operations and Customer Center as they decide the best course for operational recovery. The safety and security of customers and employees is always Delta's top priority and the airline encourages all employees to exercise caution at work and at home amid the inclement weather conditions.

As always, customers are encouraged to check their flight status on Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App. Customers can also get updates sent directly to their mobile device or by email with One-Time Flight Notification.

Wednesday, March 13 at 1:45 p.m.

Delta has cancelled just over 50 Delta Connection and mainline flights in Denver and the surrounding Central Plains region following a winter storm currently impacting the area.

Ongoing flight adjustments are likely as Delta’s team of meteorologists continues to closely monitor weather conditions on the ground and support teams in the airline’s Operations and Customer Center as they decide how to best manage the operation of flights scheduled to arrive and depart from the region.

Ahead of the storm, Delta proactively issued a winter weather waiver for customers traveling March 13-14 to make a one-time change to their itinerary without incurring a fee.

As always, customers are encouraged to check their flight status on Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App. Customers can also get updates sent directly to their mobile device or by email with One-Time Flight Notification.

Tuesday, March 12 at 2:30 p.m. ET

Delta has proactively issued a winter weather waiver for certain cities from Montrose, Colo., to International Falls, Minn., ahead of a storm system moving across the region Wednesday.

Customers traveling through any of the 18 cities listed in the waiver can make a one-time change to their travel booked March 13-14 without incurring a fee.

Five to 7 inches of snow accumulation is expected for the Denver area, which will also likely have wind gusts of up to 52 mph. Gusts of that intensity have the potential to hinder airport de-icing due to equipment limitations.

Delta’s Meteorology team in the airline’s Operation and Customer Center will continue to monitor the weather system, providing updates to operational teams as new weather model data comes in. This coordination between teams in the Operations and Customer Center and employees on the ground allows for better planning for the storm as it makes its way into the region.

While the airline is not currently planning for any cancellations, tactical schedule adjustments are likely as a result of the wind and snowy conditions.

As always, customers are encouraged to check their flight status on Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App. Customers can also get updates sent directly to their mobile device or by email with One-Time Flight Notification.

Preparing for cold weather operations

Helping set up the airline for winter, Delta made investments to its people and operation. With new uniforms designed by Zac Posen and manufactured by Land's End, Delta employees were equipped with a number of cold-weather uniform pieces now being used in their first winter season.

Also well before the beginning of the winter season, Delta invested millions of dollars in de-icing capabilities, to help ground crews manage efficient operations during winter events.

 

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