Airlines Continue Flight Cancellations Following Irene
By Market News Video Staff, Monday, August 29, 9:47 AM ET
Airlines are still operating at a limited capacity on the East Coast as they struggle to catch up following Hurricane Irene.
According to flight cancellation tracker FlightAware.com, total cancellations for today are nearing 1,500, and are expected to rise.
The airlines cancelled 7,804 flights yesterday, FlightAware said, and 4,164 on Saturday.
New York-area airports, Boston and Philadelphia are most heavily impacted, the service said, while Washington, DC airports are operating as usual, aside from cancellations to other affected Northeast airports.
According to the website, JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU), Delta (NYSE:DAL), Southwest (NYSE:LUV), and United Continental (NYSE:UAL) are the airlines with the most cancellations today.
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