The Wall Street Journal: Spirit Airlines CEO apologizes for mass flight cancelations

United States

Spirit Airlines Inc. Chief Executive Ted Christie apologized for five days of flight cancellations that upended plans for thousands of people, saying the airline had struggled to resolve problems that spiraled out of control.

The Florida-based budget carrier has canceled over 1,700 flights since Sunday, including 443 on Thursday, over half its schedule for the day, and 120 flights on Friday, according to flight tracking firm FlightAware. The airline canceled 60% of its flights on Tuesday and Wednesday.