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October 31, 2012

Hurricane Sandy flight update: 19,000 flights canceled since Sunday

Over 19,217 flights have been canceled in North America due to Hurricane Sandy, according to FlightStats.com, a website that tracks flights.

On Wednesday, 2,820 flights were canceled and only 238 flights are canceled for Thursday, FlightStats.com said.

American Airlines resumed operations at all of its airports impacted by Hurricane Sandy except Newark and New York LaGuardia airports. It planned to resume limited operations at New York's JFK airport late Wednesday. From Sunday to Thursday, American and its regional carrier American Eagle canceled 2,088 flights due to the storm's impact.

Southwest Airlines said it is operating across most of the East Coast by midday on Wednesday. However, it does not have any plans to operate flights from either New York LaGuardia's airport or Newark airport in New Jersey on Wednesday. Southwest and its subsidiary AirTran Airways have not canceled anymore flights since its flight operations update on Tuesday night.

-Andrea Ahles

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