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November 07, 2012

Airlines cancel over 1,000 flights on Wednesday as nor'easter storm hits East Coast

As another storm heads towards the East Coast, particularly New York and New Jersey, airlines have cancelled over 1,000 flights on Wednesday.

According to FlightStats.com, there have been 1,039 flights canceled in the U.S. with 521 flights delayed as of 9:30 a.m. Newark airport had the most cancelled flights with 216 arrivals and 204 departures cancelled. LaGuardia and JFK airports in New York also have over two hundred flights cancelled.

American Airlines spokeswoman Andrea Huguely said the airline, along with its regional carrier American Eagle, have cancelled 365 flights due to the storm.

The carrier is suspending its operations at Philadelphia airport around noon EST and at all New York-area airports by 3 p.m. EST. It expects to restart operations on Thursday morning.

-Andrea Ahles

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