​1,000 Flights Across Central U.S. Canceled

Staff Reporter
Aug. 9, 2014

About 1,000 flights across the country were canceled Monday due to a severe winter storm in the central United States. More flights were postponed in the northeast as the storm continued to move through busy airports.

“Travelers just really, really need to check (their flight’s status) before they they go to the airport,” Louisville International Airport spokeswoman Trish Burke. said. “What impacts one community or one airline can easily have a trickle effect.”

Most affected by the storm was Dallas/For Worth Airport, which had 354 flight cancellations by 8:30 a.m., and American Airlines, which had canceled 558, according to flight-tracking site www.flightaware.com.

Several flights to and from Louisville International were canceled or severely delayed because of the storm, according to the airport’s website. An early-morning flight to Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. was canceled and an arrival from North Philadelphia Airport was delayed more than an hour.

At least five incoming flights to Louisville International Airport were delayed and two were canceled through midnight Monday. The two cancellations were 6:15 a.m. and 10:26 a.m. flights from Ronald Reagan National Airport. Nine flights were listed as “scheduled” which means their status has not yet been determined, Burke said.

Departures listed for Louisville International Monday showed at least seven delays, 13 flights listed as “scheduled,” and two cancellations, a 10:55 a.m. flight to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and a 6:55 p.m. flight to Dalas/Fort Worth.

Most airports resumed normal operations on Tuesday.

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