Flight cancellations hit Pittsburgh International
Airlines canceled more than a third of the scheduled departing flights at Pittsburgh International Airport through 2 p.m. Monday because of rain, snow and wind connected to the superstorm, according to flight tracking website flightstats.com.
The website said airlines scrapped 44 of 125 flights, including ones to New York, Newark, N.J., Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Detroit, Baltimore, Cincinnati and Hartford, Conn. Airlines also planned to cancel 30 of 71 flights scheduled to depart after 2 p.m., the website said.
Pittsburgh International Airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said airlines made more than a dozen “repositioning flights” to the airport, opting to “park their planes here to keep them out of the eye of the storm.”
Jenny advised passengers to confirm the status of their flight before traveling to the airport. Websites and phone numbers for airlines serving Pittsburgh can be found at flypittsburgh.com/airlines.
Tom Fontaine is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7847 or [email protected].