More than 100 flights canceled at Atlanta airport

Travelers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are dealing with flight delays and more than 100 cancelations as airlines struggle to staff planes amid a COVID-19 surge. 

At 6 a.m. were 55 canceled departures in Atlanta and 53 canceled arrivals, according to tracking service FlightAware.

Delta Air Lines had 66 cancelations in Atlanta and 160 nationwide. 

The airport issued an advisory to travelers to arrive early and expect long lines at security. 

Airlines said weather and staffing shortages due to COVID-19 caused changes. 

By late Saturday afternoon on the East Coast, more than 2,600 U.S. flights and nearly 4,600 worldwide had been canceled.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.