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Only four Sea-Tac flights East canceled today as airports reopen

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Oct. 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
October 31, 2012 12:33 pm

Only four flights from Sea-Tac Airport to the East Coast were canceled today as airports in the storm-wracked Eastern seaboard return to near-normal operations.

Those four flights, two to Newark’s Liberty Airport and two to JFK Airport in New York, reflect those airport’s struggles to get operations back on track.

At the height of superstorm Sandy on Monday, 21 flights from Sea-Tac to the Northeast didn’t fly.

FlightStats.com reported today that airlines canceled 19,217 flights during the last five days.

The number of cancellations nationwide has dropped steeply since Monday. Today 2,820 flights to and from eight northeastern airports, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, the New York area’s JFK, Newark and LaGuardia and Washington, D.C.’s Dulles and Reagan airports. were canceled.

Just 217 flights to and from those same airports have been canceled for Thursday.

New York’s LaGuardia Airport appears to have been the most severely affected by the storm. It is returning to operation slower than the other two New York-area airports. No non-stop flights connect Sea-Tac and LaGuardia.

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