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Hurricane Sandy Live Air Travel Updates

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A jarring screenshot of US air traffic on Monday morning, with virtually none in the northeast. (Map/data by Planefinder.net)

Last updated Thursday 4:00 pm ET.


All airports are OPEN. Read below for details.


LaGuardia Airport is open but airlines will be operating a reduced schedule. Check with your airline to verify your flight’s status.

Water up to the jetways at LaGuardia.

Water up to the jetways at LaGuardia.

Water laps at a jetway outside LaGuardia's Central Terminal. (Photo via Fox5)

Water laps at a jetway outside LaGuardia’s Central Terminal. (Photo via Fox5)

Rising waters at LaGuardia Airport ahead of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Port Authority)

Rising waters at LaGuardia Airport ahead of Hurricane Sandy. (Photo by Port Authority)

Live Audio: LaGuardia Airport Control Tower via LiveATC.net


JFK is open. Airlines are providing limited service. If you’re scheduled to fly, check with your airline to be sure your flight is operating.

JFK AirTrain is stopping only at Jamaica, Federal Circle and Howard Beach. Shuttle buses at Federal Circle will transport you to or from the airline terminals.

Rising water at JFK Airport Monday morning. (Photo by Port Authority)

Rising water at JFK Airport Monday morning. (Photo by Port Authority)

Live Audio: JFK Airport Control Tower via LiveATC.net


Newark Liberty Airport is open. Airlines will be providing limited service. If you’re scheduled to fly, check with your airline to be sure your flight is operating.

Due to a power outage, the on-airport gas station and all rental car facilities except for Avis will remain closed until further notice.

Live Audio: Newark Liberty Airport Control Tower Audio via LiveATC.net


  • JetBlue Airways:
  • Boston Logan (BOS) and Hartford-Bradley (BDL): 90% return to normal operations pm Wednesday.
    Washington D.C. area airports (BWI, DCA, IAD): Accepting some flights Wednesday.
    JFK: Phased return to service, arrivals only on Wednesday.
    Newburgh (SWF): Should be able to take arrivals as soon as Wednesday afternoon.
    Newark (EWR) and Westchester County (HPN): Thursday.
    LaGuardia (LGA): All JetBlue flights scheduled for LaGuardia on Thursday 11/1 will operate in/out of JFK instead.

  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines: Delta resumed service at JFK on Wednesday with a 50 percent schedule, and anticipates restarting service at LaGuardia airport Thursday morning and operating more than 50 percent of its usual schedule.
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Virgin America
  • Frontier
  • US Airways
  • WestJet
  • Air Canada
  • British Airways
  • Air France: All Washington, Boston, and New York area Air France operated flights are scheduled to operate today. These flights include AF055, AF333, AF007, AF023, AF011, and AF009.
  • KLM
  • Aer Lingus
  • Korean Air
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Virgin Atlantic

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NYCAviation for additional updates, or to ask us specific questions. You can also learn more about the overall analysis and explanation of travel during Hurricane Sandy.


  • New York City subways begin operating a limited schedule Thursday morning at 6am. See map and service notice for details [pdf]
  • Long Island Rail Road and Metro North Railroad began running limited service on Wednesday

  • New York City buses are running a near normal schedule
  • PATH is shut down for at least 7-10 days/li>
  • Amtrak: All Northeast Corridor service cancelled until further notice
  • Greyhound will resume service in and out of New York Port Authority Bus Terminal on Thursday morning.
  • New Jersey Transit trains are shut down until further notice

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  • Angel

    Due to travel to NJ this weekend. Should I bother or give it a rest. Specially paid for it and book time off work. Meant to stay near Newark airport. What the damage around there

    • Daniel Culbert

      It’s bad. I would try to contact your hotel/airline to see if you can rebook due to the circumstances. I live in NYC and its not as bad as jersey and I’d still tell people to rebook. Jersey is a disaster zone.