Storm Causes JetBlue to Suspend Operations

By Jesse Sokolow on 6 January 2014
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A JetBlue aircraft at JFK

A JetBlue aircraft at JFK

In the wake of record-setting low temperatures and icy conditions, JetBlue has suspended operations at various Northeast airports.  Beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, the airline reduced operations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia, Newark, and Boston Logan.

Operations at these airports are scheduled to resume around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.  The airline is expected to be 100% fully operational by 3:00 p.m.

The cause of the carrier’s suspended flights can be attributed in part to the polar vortex that is bringing the unprecedented cold weather to the Midwest and Northeast.  However, another part of the problem is the FAA’s new rules on pilot rest, which has contributed to JetBlue’s cease in operations.

As of 3:20 p.m. Eastern time, the airline had canceled 373 flights for Monday, and delayed a further 220.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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