Monday, August 29, 2011

Irene Hurricane Disrupt Flight Schedules

. Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene which hit the east coast of the United States impact on the closure of a number of the busiest airports in the country. As a result, there was a cancellation of about more than 8 thousand flight schedule this weekend.

As reported by AFP on Sunday (08/28/2011), along the U.S. east coast region suffered power outages after the hurricane Irene. As many as 2 million people forced to evacuate, where the half comes from the state of New Jersey.

Also quite a large impact on the operational means of mass transportation. In addition to the subway and the bus is not enabled, the airport also closed.

Super busy airports in New York City, like John F. Kennedy International (JFK) Airport, LaGuardia and Newark have stopped the activity of its flights since Saturday (27 / 8), at 22.00 local time. All three airports are declared to be closed until Monday (29 / 8).

To quote site that tracks the arrival and departure of each flight in the U.S., flightaware.com,on Saturday (27 / 8), reported that total cancellation has reached 9664 flight schedule. With details, as many as 3790 flight cancellations occurred on Saturday (27 / 8) and as many as 5874 the cancellation occurs on Sunday (28 / 8). Most are domestic flights and the number continues to increase.

As for Saturday (27 / 8), there were 976 flights at JFK Airport, 855 flights at Newark airport, and 433 canceled flights at LaGuardia airport. And as many as 293 flights at Philadelphia International Airport (Pennsylvania) and 308 flights at the airport in Baltimore / Washington International had also canceled.

For Sunday (28 / 8), there were 1277 flights at JFK airport, Newark airport flights in 1198, and 1008 flights were canceled at LaGuardia airport. The rest, as many as 985 flights at Philadelphia International Airport (Pennsylvania) and 613 flights at Logan International Airport Boston (Massachusetts) is also canceled.

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