Storm, Equipment Reposition Cause Thousands of Cancellations

By Jesse Sokolow on 22 January 2014
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DSC_0038As this year’s most recent winter storm winds down, it leaves behind as much as a foot of snow in some areas up and down the east coast, causing thousands of cancelations and delays for Wednesday flights.  Although many can be attributed to poor weather and runway conditions, some are due to the fact that airlines need to reposition equipment after yesterday’s cancellations.

As of 10:12 a.m. Eastern Time, over 1,600 flights had been canceled in the U.S., with a further 688 delayed, according to FlightStats, a flight tracking service.

New York’s LaGuardia remained at the top, with a total of 408 cancellations and 35 delays.  Newark Liberty was next, with 291 cancellations and 38 delays.

John F. Kennedy International Airport saw 142 cancelled departures and 80 cancelled arrivals, along with 54 delayed departures, and 79 delayed arrivals.

Further north, Boston’s Logan had a total of 238 cancellations, in addition to 46 delays, while down south, Washington D.C.’s Reagan National had 134 cancellations and 30 delays.

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