Many cancellations, but flights to resume at Newark Liberty
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Air travel is expected to slowly resume at the New York City area's three major airports after hundreds of flights were canceled due to Monday night's snowstorm.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says flights will be operating from Newark Liberty International on a limited basis Tuesday, while "minimal activity" is expected at John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia Airports, Travelers are urged to check with their carriers for possible cancellations.
A few planes were seen departing Newark during the morning. The airport was scattered with people whose flights had been canceled and who were waiting to get out.
"They told me that my flight was moved to Wednesday during the day, so I had to stay here all night," said Demetrius Symonette, who was trying to get home from the Bahamas. "Today I think I'll go to a hotel."
One traveler was leaving Newark for better prospects elsewhere.
"My flight was canceled, so I slept over in the airport," said D.J. Liu, who was trying to return to China. "I'm going to JFK Airport to catch another flight."
About 900 arrivals and departures had already been canceled at Newark as of early Tuesday morning. That represents about three-quarters of all scheduled flights.
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