Airlines canceled 15 flights to major airports in the East and Midwest on Tuesday from Sea-Tac Airport in the wake of megastorm Sandy, but most afternoon and evening flights to those airports returned to normal.
All five daily nonstop airports to Newark’s Liberty Airport were canceled, and three of five to New York’s JFK airport were wiped from Tuesday’s schedule. One of three flights to Washington’s Reagan National Airport was canceled, and one of three to Washington Dulles was grounded.
All three flights from Sea-Tac to Philadelphia did not fly, and two of 13 daily flights to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport were canceled. A third flight to that Windy City airport ran about two hours and 40 minutes late.
Nationwide, airlines canceled 4,570 flights Tuesday because of the storm that marched through the Northeast and continues to cause havoc inland.
That’s the bad news.
The good news is that all three daily flights to Boston returned to normal. And afternoon and evening flights to some Eastern airports were still scheduled to leave on time as of Tuesday afternoon.
Among those airports are JFK, Washington National and Washington Dulles.
Authorities in New Jersey said Newark Airport might not be operating normally until today. New York’s LaGuardia Airport was shut down Tuesday and recovering from flood damage.
No nonstop flights connect Sea-Tac and LaGuardia, although some New York-bound passengers from Sea-Tac may have tickets that connect at other airports to LaGuardia.John Gillie: 253-597-8663 john.gillie@ thenewstribune.com