Airports in New York to Start Resuming Flight Activity on Sunday Morning After Storm Batters Area
08:14 GMT 30.01.2022 (Updated: 08:33 GMT 30.01.2022)
© AP Photo / Kathy WillensSeveral airlines with canceled flights are shown on a departures board at JFK airport's Terminal 1, Friday, March 13, 2020, in New York. The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the airline industry hard. Travelers from most European countries to the United States are banned for the next 30 days after President Trump announced the ban earlier in the week. Returning passengers will be screened. The global travel industry is already reeling from falling bookings and canceled reservations as people try to avoid contracting and spreading the virus.
© AP Photo / Kathy Willens
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - New York's airports said that they plan to gradually restore air traffic starting in the early hours of Sunday after a heavy snowstorm that lashed the US East Coast the day before.
On Saturday, John F. Kennedy International Airport said that over 76% of its 877 regular flights were cancelled over the weather conditions. Passengers at JFK and LaGuardia were recommended to check the status of flights.
"We're expecting a slow start to flight activity Sunday morning 1/30 with a gradual increase as the day progresses", the airports said on Twitter.
A total of 3,500 flights were cancelled in the US and over 80,000 consumers were left without electricity when heavy snow and strong winds hit the East Coast on Saturday. The storm emerged near North and South Carolina and is moving along the Atlantic Coast to the north, having affected about 50 million people.