Flights to eastern US cancelled


All flights from Dublin Airport to Washington, Philadelphia and New York have been cancelled in the wake of the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy on the US east coast.

Dublin Airport Authority said all four airlines operating transatlantic flights from Dublin - Aer Lingus, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines - were cancelling these flights. Airlines were still deciding on whether or not all flights to Boston should be cancelled, it said. At present, Boston flights for Aer Lingus are still marked as on schedule.

A spokesman for Shannon Airport said tomorrow's United Airlines flight to Newark in New York which was due to depart at 8am had been cancelled.

The only other flight to have been cancelled at the airport so far is the British Airways London to New York (JFK) flight, which had not been due to pick up passengers at Shannon.
Tomorrow’s 8am flight to Newark was also cancelled.

London’s Heathrow Airport has cancelled a total of 84 flights to the US east coast. Airlines will not be flying to JFK, Newark, Washington, Baltimore or Philadelphia.

Passengers are being urged to check the status of their flight online before they leave for the airport. Those affected by the cancellations are being offered either a different booking or a refund. Flights to other US destinations have so far been unaffected.

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