Airlines started cancelling flights in the U.S. North East region on Sunday evening as East Coast cities brace for high winds from Hurricane Sandy. Sandy is expected to hit the U.S. within the next few days.
London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/31/2012 -- According to Flightaware.com, U.S. airlines have cancelled more than 4,700 flights due to depart between Sunday and Monday. A total 1,100 flights between Sunday and Monday have also been cancelled. JetBlue Airways the largest operator at JFK has cancelled 610 flights and Delta Air Lines the largest carrier at La Guardia, has cancelled 150 flights. Other airline operators are also cancelling flights.
JFK and LaGuardia Airport are only four feet above high tide. Forecasters fear that Hurricane Sandy will cause flooding at these two airports in particular because Hurricane Sandy coincides with a high full moon.
Airports on the East Coast are therefore implementing contingency plans.
Travellers with urgent flight requirements still have the option of departing from inland states if airports are operating and it’s safe for flights to continue.
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Flightaware.com Information: http://uk.flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/3day/popular/29932/U_S_Airlines_Cancel_4_700_Flights_Ahead_of_Hurricane_Sandy
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