Cancun, Q.R. — Another winter storm saw more than 600 flights leaving airports along the east coast of the US yesterday delayed or canceled including flights into Cancun, however major airports are now announcing clear sailing.
Cancun flights from the US are now on schedule despite Winter Storm Toby. The storm effect was far and wide as airport authorities reported thousands of flights were canceled across the US. Dubbed Four’easter, Winter Storm Toby was the fourth to hit the east coast this month.
Airlines were forced to cancel flights and waive change fees as passengers scrambled to accommodate the never-ending snow that hampered thousands for the Easter long weekend.
According to FlightAware, on Wednesday 4,151 flights were canceled with another 1,374 delays.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore/Washington International Airport canceled 40 percent and 48 percent of their flights, respectively, while New York’s LaGuardia Airport had canceled 73 percent of its flights and Philadelphia International Airport canceled 240 flights.
Flights arriving from LaGuardia were also expected to be canceled due to Winter Storm Toby. Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey canceled 462 flights. John F. Kennedy International Airport says it canceled 618 flights so far.
Airlines including American, Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska, Spirit and Frontier have all announced a waive of fees for passengers needing to rebook.
The winter storm, which dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas of the east coast, has passed with JFK International Airport reporting clear blue skies, noting the 8.7” of snowfall has been cleared from runways.
According to FlightView, JFK Thursday departure flights bound for Cancun remain on schedule as airlines such as Delta and AeroMexico were able to successfully take off on time late this morning.
Other scheduled Cancun-bound flights for today, including American Flight 1434, Delta Airlines flight 488, AeroMexico 4603, Air France 5930 and KLM 7900 are scheduled to leave JFK on time, arriving at the Cancun International Airport later today.