Fog cancels Chicago flights

Up to 280 flights were cancelled at Chicago’s Airport yesterday as severe fog and drizzle made flying a hazard.

The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) said that up to 200 flights were cancelled at O’Hare International Airport and 80 at Midway International Airport, Chicago Sun Times reported.

The announcement comes two days after a blizzard stranded up to 1,700 overseas passengers at O’Hare Airport.

CDA commissioner Rosemarie S Andolino said in a statement from the department that the airport is working on assisting stranded passengers.

“We want to provide the best experience possible for travellers during their unexpected layover,” she said.

“We are extending the City’s warm hospitality and hope that they can enjoy all the City has to offer while they are here.”

Midway airport is providing passengers with the option for accommodations around the airport.

While both O’Hare and Midway said upon airlines request, they will initiate the Passenger Assistance Program which provides cots, blankets and amenity kits for passengers choosing to remain at the airports.

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