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Hurricane Sandy Snarls Air Traffic Nationwide
October 30, 2012
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  • East Coast airports affected by Hurricane Sandy were involved Tuesday in cleanup operations as the airlines began rescheduling flights.

    On Tuesday morning, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reported that Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports were closed. Stewart International was open at that time, but the port authority noted that air carriers had suspended operations until further notice. Rail service on AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark is suspended until further notice, the port authority said.

    Some flight operations at Philadelphia International Airport were to resume Tuesday afternoon. Service was expected to be limited. According to the airport, its parking lots and roads were passable with no major flooding.

    Airports in Washington, D.C., weathered Hurricane Sandy without damage or flooding, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). “While Dulles remains open, staffing is minimal, and airline flight cancellations continue into Tuesday morning,” MWAA said. The airports authority added that it is likely many airlines will resume operations Wednesday.

    A spokesperson for Baltimore/Washington International said the airport withstood the storm without significant damage or flooding. “The airfield and terminal remained open throughout the storm, though airlines cancelled all flights after Monday morning,” according to the spokesperson. Very limited airline service was expected at the airport on Tuesday.

    Boston Logan International reported that the after-effects of Hurricane Sandy continued to impact travel on Tuesday. Several airlines canceled “many flights” in and out of Logan on Tuesday, according to a spokesperson. The airport said it expected flight delays as well.