JFK, Newark Airports to Reopen Wednesday

By Mary Johnson on October 30, 2012 10:26pm 

 JFK International Airport was scheduled to reopen at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2012, two days after it was closed because of Hurricane Sandy.
JFK International Airport was scheduled to reopen at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2012, two days after it was closed because of Hurricane Sandy.
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NEW YORK — After Hurricane Sandy halted air travel in and out of New York City, two area airports are set to reopen Wednesday.

JFK International Airport, in Queens, is scheduled to reopen at noon on Wednesday, and Newark International, in New Jersey, will be open for business starting at 7 a.m., according to information on the FAA's website.

It was not immediately clear if service would be partially or fully restored, and passengers should check with their individual carriers prior to heading to either airport.

There is still no word on when LaGuardia will reopen. Officials said the airport suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm that left large swaths of New York City damaged and without power.

All three major airports were shut down Monday evening as Sandy came ashore, battering the city with winds of up to 100 miles per hour and a storm surge that topped out at more than 14 feet in some parts of the city.

 

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