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Storm Jonas causes disruption to US flights

22 Jan 2016 by BusinessTraveller

Carriers including British Airways have cancelled flights into and out of airports on the US East Coast this weekend, as Storm Jonas threatens to bring severe snow storms to the region.

British Airways has cancelled all flights into Washington, Philadelphia and Baltimore on Saturday January 23.

The carrier also says it is reviewing its Saturday services to and from New York’s Newark and JFK, but warns of “significant disruption to our schedules”.

BA said it expects flights to and from Boston to operate as normal across the weekend.

Passengers booked to fly on services to JFK, Newark, Washington, Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia up until January 24 are able to change their booking free of charge.

Virgin Atlantic says that the weather “may cause significant disruption to our flights”, and the carrier is “strongly recommending” customers to rebook if travelling on flights to New York or Washington on Saturday.

Passengers flying to New York, Washington or Boston up until January 24 may also change their booking free of charge.

Etihad Airways has cancelled its service between Abu Dhabi and Washington this Saturday, and says that flights to and from New York and Washington are likely to experience significant delays and some cancellations up until January 25.

US carriers are also amending their schedules, with American Airlines cancelling all flights from Philadelphia, Washington National, Balitmore/Washington and Washington Dulles on Saturday.

United is suspending all services to and from Washington Dulles from 1600 EST today.

The carrier also says it will not operate any United Express flights at Newark on Saturday, but plans to operate “a limited number of mainline United flights” from the airport.

ba.com, virginatlantic.com, united.com, aa.com

Mark Caswell

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