Strong winds, heavy snow force more flight cancellations

(By Michael Thomas, Delta Air Lines)

Delta has canceled an additional 200 flights Thursday as heavy snow and strong winds have prompted the suspension of all airline operations at New York-JFK and New York-LaGuardia.

Neither airport is expected to reopen until later this evening, pending the removal of snow and ice from runways, taxiways and ramp areas.

JFK International Airport
Photo: Delta Air Lines

JFK Winter Storm January 2018Customers flying to, from or through the affected areas are encouraged to check the most current flight status on or the Fly Delta Mobile app. An updated severe weather waiver has been issued.

Delta has 200 mainline and Delta Connection cancellations on the books for Friday due to the inclement weather in the Northeast and New England.

A reduced schedule at both NYC airports is expected Friday as the airline works to reset its operations in the region.

Customers with flights departing from the New York area airports Friday are encouraged to check for the status of their flight and plan travel to the airport accordingly due to challenging road conditions throughout the area.

At La Guardia, MTA’s Q70 LaGuardia Link bus from Roosevelt Avenue is complimentary Friday.

Those driving to LaGuardia should consider using this alternate route when approaching the airport from an eastbound direction on Grand Central Parkway. (Full Story Here)


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