Airlines had proactively canceled 1,448 flights by 6:15 a.m. ET Tuesday morning, with most of the impacted flights from Boston Logan. The major New York airports, John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airport were operating normally.
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The cancellations are a result of a major Nor’easter, which is hammering the East Coast. It is the third time this month that a major winter storm has hit the region, impacting travel.
In the thick of the most recent storm, last Wednesday afternoon, FlightAware reported that 7,783 flights were delayed and 2,743 were canceled in the U.S. and Canada.
The most heavily affected airports were New York City’s John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia and New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport.
A massive storm that hammered the Northeastern U.S. with rain and snow on March 2 forced the cancellations of hundreds of flights in and out of the region.
The East Coast was hit with winds reaching 50 mph, and officials warned that Cape Cod, Massachusetts, could experience hurricane-strength winds of 80 mph to 90 mph. Snow was falling on upstate New York, and meteorologists forecast as much as 5 inches of snow from Rhode Island up to Boston.
Flights from Maine to Maryland were canceled as the Nor'easter threatened coastal flooding in the most populous region of the United States.