Flight news: Hurricane Sandy latest
- By Jack Preston -
- Oct 31, 2012
Due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy towards the North East of the USA, Virgin Airlines passengers are currently being issued with warnings. As a result of the adverse weather conditions a number of flights have been cancelled, with both Virgin Atlantic and Virgin America monitoring services scheduled for later in the week.
“As Tropical Storm Sandy moves away from the New York area and the city begins to recover we are happy to confirm that both JFK and Newark airport will re open today and our scheduled flights to and from New York on Wednesday 31 October 2012 will recommence.
Please check Flight Status for the latest information on all our flight schedules before you travel to the airport. In addition UK mobile phone users can update your mobile phone details in My Booking in order for us to send text messages in the event of other significant disruptions.
If you do not hold a confirmed reservation for the flights that are scheduled to depart from Wednesday 31 October 2012 PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE AIRPORT, these flights are already full and we are unable to accept any stand by passengers
VERY IMPORTANT Information for passengers whose flights were cancelled on 29 and 30 October 2012 and who are away from home
Now the airports are reopening we can focus our energy on a recovery plan to bring people back home. Because flights are already very full it will be a little while before everybody is accommodated.
We are arranging additional flights to and from New York in order to get passengers back home. If you have already been re booked on a flight due to leave in the next 3 days i.e. up to and including Friday 2 November it is unlikely we will be able to bring you home any sooner so please check in for your new flight as usual.”
For more information: visit Virgin Atlantic
“Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, Virgin America has experienced delays and cancellations of flights arriving and departing from the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions from October 28-31, 2012. All Virgin America guests headed to or departing from the affected airports listed below are strongly encouraged to remain up-to-date on their Flight Status before leaving for the airport by checking here up for Virgin America Flight Alerts here.”
For more information: visit Virgin America