Port Authority warns travelers: Storm disrupting Northeast flights
Published: February 9, 2013
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ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Port Authority is asking all travelers to contact their airlines prior to going to the airport today and Sunday to check about flight cancellations because of the major snowstorm that hit the Northeast on Friday.
Delta Airlines had cancelled Flight 0675 from New York to St. Thomas today.
Flights into Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix would not be affected, according to a press release Friday from the Port Authority.
American Airlines Flight 404 to New York; United Airlines flight 1482 to Newark, N.J.; and Jet Blue flight 804 to Boston landed Friday at King Airport.
Passengers who had not opted out of the returning flights stayed overnight on St. Thomas until airlines can resume their schedules, according to the Port Authority.
On Friday evening, airlines were reporting that they expected to resume flights this afternoon, but King Airport manager Jose Nazario said that pronouncement was tentative.
"We will not have complete information until tomorrow," he said.
Airlines started shutting down operations between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday at major airports in the New York area as well as in Boston; Portland, Maine; Providence, R.I.; and other Northeastern airports. More than 4,000 flights had been cancelled on Friday and today, according to news reports.