American Airlines suspends operations due to Hurricane Sandy

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U.S. airlines American Airlines and American Eagle said on Sunday they will be suspending operations at a number of airports in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions due to severe weather from Hurricane Sandy.

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The shutdown starts from late on Sunday and would last until about midday on Wednesday, the airlines said.

The companies said it was also possible additional delays might be seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and some scheduled flights might be canceled beyond Wednesday.

(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore; Editing by Robert Birsel)