Cancun, Q.R. – Numerous flights into the Cancun International Airport have been canceled due to a relentless snowstorm in the eastern United States.
At least eight flights into Cancun were canceled yesterday affecting some 1,200 passengers. Many flights that were not canceled experienced delays of up to six hours.
American Airline flights from New York were among those canceled. Flights leaving Cancun bound for specific US cities were also canceled due to the bad weather. Flights to and from New York, Boston and Chicago were the hardest hit with severe delays or outright cancellations.
Other airlines were also affected by the poor weather including two Volaris flights to Los Angeles from Guadalajara and Mexico City scheduled for late morning. Volaris flight VOI858 scheduled to depart at 10:23 pm from the International Airport of Mexico City to New York was also canceled.
Delta Airlines canceled flight 948 scheduled to take off at 2:10 pm, from Mexico City to New York as well as flight 752, which connected Aeromexico’s AMX121 flight to New York.
Other affected travelers are those who traveled from Guadalajara to New York with stops in Phoenix. Flights 1774 and 1280 from Phoenix to New York, which would house passengers on flight 5902 from Guadalajara by Mesa Airlines was canceled.
Passengers on a stopover in Houston from Guadalajara were affected by the cancellation of United Airlines flights 704 and 1501, scheduled at 10:53 and 11:49 hours.
A report issued by International Airport of Cancun said that most flights are expected to resume normally for Tuesday, however, the National Weather Service is predicting up to an additional 30 inches of snow along the New York – Pennsylvania border.
Kim Buttrick of the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass. says that the eastern coast of Massachusetts could get wind over 50 miles per hour; Nantucket and outer Cape Cod could get gusts up to 65 m.p.h. “That’s hurricane-like conditions,” she added.