Chicago Tribune – Hurricane Sandy turned out to be one of the most disruptive forces on air travel in recent memory.
According to FlightStats (flightstats.com), which tracks airline and airport on-time performance, almost one-fifth of flights on U.S. carriers were canceled in the days after Sandy struck the East Coast.
New York Times – IMAGINE a resourceful young travel agent hunkered down at a crowded, noisy Starbucks, juggling a cellphone, a laptop and a yellow legal pad while struggling to rearrange a business traveler’s trip home from Beijing to Washington, after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power at both home and office.
Baltimore Sun – After the havoc that Hurricane Sandy wreaked on the nation’s airlines, experts project that the industry should return to normal by early this week.
During the first four days of the storm, close to 20,000 flights had been canceled, a figure that was dropping dramatically by the day as the week went on, according to FlightStats (flightstats.com).
Wall Street Journal – Airline flights returned to New York’s Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday morning, but most of them didn’t have any passengers aboard.
Business Insider – In the few days since Sandy blasted its way through the East Coast, the superstorm has forced airlines to cancel nearly 20,000 flights and left travelers stranded across the country.
In just the first day of the storm alone, nearly 8,000 flights were grounded, only decreasing to 7,000 the day after, according to FlightStats.com.