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Southwest Airlines canceled more than a thousand flights over the weekend, citing weather and air traffic control issues. This includes dozens of flights in and out of Sacramento International Airport.Roughly 2,400 flights were canceled Sunday, about 1,050 of them from Southwest alone, according to flight tracker FlightAware. The cancellations mark the highest rate by far of the major U.S. airlines.More than 8,300 flights were also delayed, FlightAware shows.For SMF, 33 flights were canceled as of 3 p.m. Sunday. Thirty-one of those flights were by Southwest.Officials with Southwest told KCRA 3 in an initial statement that the canceled flights were due to air traffic control issues and disruptive weather. Asked why Southwest had more disruptions than other airlines, the company said that on Friday evening, it saw a significant impact in the Florida airports after “an FAA-imposed air traffic management program was implemented due to weather and resulted in a large number of cancellations.” | VIDEO BELOW | Southwest Airlines cancels flights in Bay AreaThose impacted by the cancelations are asked to use self-service rebooking options by checking their flight statuses.KCRA 3 has reached out to the Sacramento International Airport but has not yet heard back. —The Associated Press contributed to this reporting.

Southwest Airlines canceled more than a thousand flights over the weekend, citing weather and air traffic control issues. This includes dozens of flights in and out of Sacramento International Airport.

Roughly 2,400 flights were canceled Sunday, about 1,050 of them from Southwest alone, according to flight tracker FlightAware. The cancellations mark the highest rate by far of the major U.S. airlines.

More than 8,300 flights were also delayed, FlightAware shows.

For SMF, 33 flights were canceled as of 3 p.m. Sunday. Thirty-one of those flights were by Southwest.

Officials with Southwest told KCRA 3 in an initial statement that the canceled flights were due to air traffic control issues and disruptive weather.

Asked why Southwest had more disruptions than other airlines, the company said that on Friday evening, it saw a significant impact in the Florida airports after “an FAA-imposed air traffic management program was implemented due to weather and resulted in a large number of cancellations.”

| VIDEO BELOW | Southwest Airlines cancels flights in Bay Area

Those impacted by the cancelations are asked to use self-service rebooking options by checking their flight statuses.

KCRA 3 has reached out to the Sacramento International Airport but has not yet heard back.

The Associated Press contributed to this reporting.

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