Date: Aug 26, 2011
Press Release Number: 100-2011
The Port Authority has announced that it will close its five airports -- John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, Stewart International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports -- to all arriving passenger international and domestic flights beginning at noon Saturday, August 27.
The five airports will remain open for departing flights pending further updates.
The Port Authority is taking this measure to avoid stranding passengers at its airports when the region's mass transit systems suspend service tomorrow due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene.
Many weekend departures already have been cancelled at all of the airports, so travelers are urged to contact their carriers prior to leaving for the airport.
Passengers are reminded to check www.panynj.gov for updated information about PATH and all other Port Authority facilities. For further information about safety precautions, evacuation routes and best practices for New Jersey, visit ready.nj.gov; for New York State, visit www.511ny.org; and for New York City, visit www.nyc.gov/html/oem/html/nycsevereweather/weather_home.shtml.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Coleman, 212 435-7777