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After 157 cancellations, Tampa Spirit Airlines flights getting back on track

Only about six Spirit flights were canceled Sunday, the fewest at the airport in a week.
A Spirit Airlines plane takes off at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. After a week of cancellations and delays, the carrier's U.S. flights started getting back on track Sunday.
A Spirit Airlines plane takes off at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. After a week of cancellations and delays, the carrier's U.S. flights started getting back on track Sunday. [ DIRK SHADD | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Aug. 9

The Spirit Airlines logjam at Tampa International Airport is finally coming unclogged.

Only about Spirit six flights into and out of Tampa were canceled on Sunday, far below a high of 28 on Aug. 4. Since the carrier’s backups began Aug. 1, at least 157 flights to or from Tampa were canceled, said airport spokesperson Ashley Iaccarino.

Over the past week, Spirit has cancelled and delayed thousands of flights nationwide due to a combination of weather, a system outage and staffing issues.

Related: Another 22 Spirit flights at Tampa airport canceled for Friday, Saturday

After seeing hundreds of U.S. routes affected each day in August, the carrier canceled 108 flights and delayed 165 more on Sunday, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware.com. As of 9 a.m. Monday, 35 Spirit flights were canceled, with another 30 delayed.

Spirit has encouraged travelers to check the status of their flights at Spirit.com.