February 8, 2013

Winter Storm Update

As the storm moves into the Northeast and New England regions today, we’re moving our planes and our crews out of its path to ensure the smoothest possible return to operations once we’re able to take to the skies again.

Precipitation in the New York area has started and we expect it to increase throughout the region as the day turns to night, with heavy snowfall expected from New Jersey up through Maine. We’ll cease operations this afternoon in many of our cities. Below are the current times that we’ll stop flying, keeping in mind that starting up again is dependent on the storm’s impact and airport and roadway conditions.

We’ve proactively cancelled more than 600 flights today and tomorrow. We’ve also extended our fee waivers for customers to change or cancel their flights originally traveling today through Sunday to rebook through Wednesday, Feb. 13. If you live somewhere warm and sunny (jealous), be sure to check the status of your flight before heading to the airport, because it may still be impacted by the weather north or east.

Watch Rob, our Chief Operating Officer, on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, discussing our operational plans: “We view Mother Nature as being part of our team here and sometimes she behaves well and sometimes she doesn’t behave well. And when she’s not going to behave well, we’re going to let her win.”

Planned shutdown of operations (these times are subject to change):

  • Boston, MA (BOD): 3 p.m. today through 6 p.m. Saturday
  • Buffalo, NY (BUF): 3 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Burlington, VT (BTV): 3 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Hartford, CT (BDL): 3 p.m. today through 9:30 a.m. Sunday
  • Newark, NJ (EWR): 3 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Newburgh, NY (SWF): 3 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday
  • New York’s JFK, NY (JFK): 5 p.m. today through noon Saturday
  • New York’s LGA, NY (LGA): 3 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Portland, ME (PWM): 3 p.m. today through 9 p.m. Saturday
  • Providence, RI (PVD):  1 p.m. today through 11 a.m. Sunday
  • Rochester, NY (ROC): 3 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Syracuse, NY (SYR): 3 p.m. today through 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Westchester County, NY (HPN): 3 p.m. today through 4 p.m. Saturday

At this time, all MTA New York City Transit buses and subways as well as the JFK AirTrain are operational, but please stay tuned to the MTA’s site for updates. Boston plans to shut down the MBTA at 3 p.m. today.

Tune in to the National Weather Service for the latest on the storm’s forecast and check back here for our operational updates. Stay indoors and stay warm!

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