Delta Proactively Cancels Flights as Nor'easter Continues North
Delta employees at airports throughout the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and New England are preparing for a strong Nor'easter, the first major storm of 2018, expected to produce high winds, bitterly cold temperature several inches of snow accumulation—Boston could see as much as 15 inches at the airport.
In anticipation of the severe winter weather, Delta will proactively cancel more than 400 mainline and Delta Connection regional flights Wednesday evening and Thursday, primarily at New York JFK International and LaGuardia airports as well as Boston's Logan International. Additional cancellations are possible.
Airports along the storm's eastern seaboard path could see deicing delays and possible cancellations as well, depending on the track and severity of the storm.
In order to facilitate an efficient restart to the operation once the storm passes, Delta will reposition some aircraft away from the New York and Boston airports so they can be flown in as soon as conditions improve and runways are cleared of snow.
The same winter storm has already produced snow, ice and mixed frozen precipitation at airports in the Southeast. Delta suspended its operations at Savannah/Hilton Head International and Bruswick Golden Isles airports due to snow and ice accumulation on the runways and taxiways. Operations are tentatively expected to restart midday Thursday after a facilities assessment. Daytime flights to Myrtle Beach and Charleston, S.C., have also been canceled Wednesday, though are expected to restart Wednesday evening.
Customers are encouraged to visit Delta.com or the Fly Delta Mobile App to check the status of their flight before arriving at the airport. The airline Tuesday issued waivers for much of the east coast stretching from north Florida to Maine, allowing customers with flexible travel plans to adjust their itineraries around the winter storm without incurring a change fee. View the latest travel exception policy details for the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast here on Delta Professional.