New East Coast Storm Forces Flight Cancellations At LAX
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Several New York-bound flights have been canceled out of Los Angeles International Airport due to a new storm aimed at the East Coast.
The latest storm is expected to be less fierce than Superstorm Sandy, but it will still bring strong winds, rain, snow and the potential for more flooding, weather officials warned.
American Airlines has canceled eight flights scheduled for New York City airports, LAX officials said early Wednesday morning. The airline has also canceled all arriving and departing flights at the three New York City-area airports.
United Airlines has canceled four New York-bound flights and delayed one.
More flight cancellations are expects as the storm intensifies.
No additional airlines have reported cancellations or delays at LAX, but officials are asking affected passengers to reschedule their flights.
As of 5:45 a.m., more than 350 flights had been canceled at three New York airports, according to FlightAware.
Last week, Superstorm Sandy prompted the cancellation of more than 20,000 flights nationwide.