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March/April 2019

Air travel to US east coast resumes after Storm Jonas

Airline services to the north-eastern US are expected to start returning to normal on Monday following Storm Jonas.

Airports in New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia were forced to stop operations on Saturday after these cities were affected by snowfalls of up to one metre in depth.

Airlines have been forced to cancel more than 10,000 flights since Friday due to the impact of Jonas. Services at affected US airports began restarting on Sunday afternoon.

Transatlantic flights on Saturday from the UK to these cities were also cancelled.

Virgin Atlantic was able to resume flights to both New York and Newark from Sunday afternoon. Services to Washington are due to restart on Monday.

“If you’re travelling to, from or through New York (JFK or Newark), Washington DC or Boston between January 22 and 25, 2016, and your flight is still operating, you may choose to rebook onto a flight on a later date at no extra charge,” said Virgin in a statement.

“Rebooking is subject to availability in the same booking class for flights and travel must be completed on or before January 30, 2016.”

British Airways said it was planning to operate its normal flight schedule to the US east coast on Monday.

“If you are due to travel up to, and including, Tuesday January 26, but you no longer wish to travel, you are able to change your booking free of charge and delay/bring forward your journey,” said BA.

“This policy applies to flights to/from New York JFK, Newark, Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia.”

 

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