A powerful winter storm has resulted in flight cancellations reaching nearly 5,000 flights on Fridays and Saturdays in and out of the United States, according to FlightAware, a website that tracks flights and the aviation industry.
Most of the canceled flights were on the East Coast, where airports are bracing for high winds and up to 2 feet of snow in some areas.
In New York City on a Friday night, La Guardia Airport there were 232 flights canceled, Kennedy International Airport there were 209 flights canceled, and Newark Liberty Airport 167 flights were cancelled, the airports reported on Twitter.
All airports warn that the number of cancellations is likely to increase.
Website for Boston Logan International Airport shows many flights being canceled or delayed.
“Due to the expected hurricane, Boston Logan and airports along the east coast may experience delays and cancellations of operations Saturday, 1/29 and Sunday, 1/30,” the airport said. Warning on Twitter.
Hours before the storm’s arrival, Rhode Island TF Green International Airport in Warwick, RI, was optimistic about snow clearing.
It says on Twitter that its teams “will work tirelessly to keep the runways clear and safe.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/28/us/storm-forces-cancellation-of-thousands-of-flights-on-east-coast.html The storm forced the cancellation of thousands of flights on the East Coast.