Air travel is expected to return to normal after a nor’easter grounded planes at New York-area airports, in what is the second storm-related disruption in less than two weeks.
United Continental, American Airlines and US Airways said service would resume later in the day after snow and high winds grounded planes Wednesday and early Thursday.
According to FlightAware.com, cancellations from the latest storm approached 2,200, with the bulk of the cancellations at Newark, LaGuardia and JF–airports that handle a large portion of all U.S. flights. The cancelations come on the heels of the 20,000 flights scrubbed last week due to Hurricane Sandy, according to researcher.
Like during Sandy, most airlines are again allowing customers booked into cities likely to be affected by the storm to make one change to their itinerary — with no fee.
The nor’easter called Athena brought 12 inches of snow to parts of Connecticut and New Jersey, with nearly 5 inches falling in New York’s Central Park. Wind gusted as high as 54 mph.