NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Passengers hoping to get to their destinations were forced to wait a while longer as flights were canceled across the region Friday following a winter storm that dumped several inches of snow across the Tri-State Area.
Flights in and out of John F. Kennedy Airport resumed earlier in the day after being suspended due to poor visibility and blowing snow. In all, 192 flights were scrapped, CBS 2’s Emily Smith reported.
LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport remained open but cancellations piled up.
“The airlines are building up to their full schedule and they’ll probably be operating at their normal schedules sometime this afternoon,” Port Authority Interim Aviation Director Thomas Bosco told WCBS 880 around 2:30 Friday afternoon.
Bosco urged air travelers to check with their individual airlines before heading to the airport.
Getting back to full operation may not happen until the weekend, the Port Authority said Friday afternoon.
By midday Friday, about 2,200 flights were canceled nationwide, according to the aviation tracking website FlightAware.com.
Travelers at Newark Liberty told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck they were fed up with the long lines, confusion and lack of information from the airport and airlines.
“At the end of the lines you don’t need to be in, only to find out that your plane’s still here and you’re not on it and you can’t get on it,” said “Lisa,” of Cherry Hill, N.J.