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Flight cancellations continue into Wednesday due to Northeast storm

Delta Air Lines canceled another 40 flights Wednesday morning as it recovers from the massive blizzard that hit the Northeast, causing the carrier to suspend operations in New York on Tuesday.

Atlanta-based Delta canceled more than 900 flights Monday night and Tuesday in New York, Washington D.C., Boston and other airports in the Northeast.

Hartsfield-Jackson International spokesman Andrew Gobeil said the airport had "a few dozen" people staying at the airport overnight into Wednesday morning, and had asked concessionaires to stay open to serve customers.

"We're working with our airline partners to catch up on the missed flights and the cancelled flights and the delayed flights," Gobeil said.

Delta resumed some flights late Tuesday afternoon at New York's John F. Kennedy International, and ran a reduced flight schedule at New York's LaGuardia Airport as well on Tuesday evening.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson, said it had resumed some flights Tuesday and would resume full service in all cities by Wednesday afternoon.

Southwest had canceled more than 1,500 flights across the country from Monday through Wednesday. Southwest has large operations in the Northeast as well as in Chicago, areas hit by the storm.

Southwest said its plans were to resume flights in Baltimore-Washington International and Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, and in New York and other airports in the Northeast on Wednesday afternoon.


Delta cancels more than 900 flights due to storm

UPDATE: More flight cancellations coming Wednesday due to Northeast storm



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