Major Storm Cancels Over 2,000 Flights

By Jesse Sokolow on 21 January 2014
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An American jet being deiced at JFK

An American jet being deiced at JFK

Another major winter storm has moved in on the Northeast, causing thousands of cancellations and  delays.  Although the storm moved through the Midwest on Monday, a majority of impacted airports today are located on the east coast.

The top seven for both arrival and departure delays and cancelations were east coast airports, including LaGuardia, Philadelphia International Airport, Newark Liberty, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Reagan National, Washington Dulles, and Boston Logan.

As of 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, over 4,200 flights had been canceled in the U.S., while 14,781 had been delayed according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.  Of those cancelations and delays, Philadelphia International Airport and LaGuardia took the top two spots, with Philadelphia having canceled 275 departures and 296 arrivals, while LaGuardia canceled 326 departures and 407 arrivals.

Newark Liberty was a close third, with 215 departures canceled, 279 arrivals canceled, 82 departures delayed, and 88 arrivals delayed.

Washington, D.C. has taken a heavy hitting as well, with Reagan National having a combined 402 cancelations, and 59 delays. Meanwhile, Washington Dulles has canceled a total of 278 flights, and delayed a further 66 so far.

Back in New York, JFK has canceled 243 incoming flights and 177 outgoing flights, as well as delayed 76 incoming flights and 41 outgoing flights.

UPDATE – January 21, 2014 AT 4:00 P.M. EST

The original version of this article was published at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  The figures in the article have been updated to match delays and cancellations as of 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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