Airlines Cancel Hundreds of Flights Ahead of Winter Storm

Airlines have canceled hundreds of flights ahead of a winter storm that forecasters expect will bring high winds and potential for more than a foot of snow across the Northeast.

A winter storm warning was in effect Friday from Maryland to Maine, according to the National Weather Service.

More than 2,900 U.S. flights were canceled for Saturday after more than 1,200 on Friday, according to flight-tracker FlightAware. New York-based JetBlue Airways, which also has a major operation out of Boston, cut half of its Saturday schedule, or 418 flights.

At Boston Logan International Airport, nearly 600 Saturday flights were canceled, more than 90% of the schedule. About 90%, or more than 500 flights, were canceled at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and 660 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, more than half of those scheduled. More than three-quarters Saturday’s schedule to and from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey was canceled, or 540 flights.

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Source: CNBC