THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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AIRPORT ADVISORY - FOLLOWING TUESDAY'S WINTER STORM, MOST FLIGHTS FULLY BOOKED AT LAGUARDIA, KENNEDY AND NEWARK LIBERTY AIRPORTS ON WEDNESDAY - AIRPORTS EXPECT SIGNIFICANT VEHICLE TRAFFIC TOMORROW

Date: Mar 14, 2017
Press Release Number: 40-2017

Travelers are Urged to Call Their Airlines Prior To Traveling to the Airports

Passengers Without a Confirmed Flight Should Not Come To the Airports

All Travelers are Advised to Use Mass Transit Options including the JFK AirTrain,

EWR AirTrain and LaGuardia Link Q70 Bus

Nearly 3,000 Tuesday Flights Cancelled at LaGuardia, Kennedy and

Newark Liberty Airports; 99% of all Tuesday flights at LaGuardia Cancelled


Following today's winter storm and nearly 3,000 flight cancellations, LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark Liberty Airports are expecting significant vehicular traffic on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Due to the severe weather, roughly 99 percent of all flights at LaGuardia were cancelled on Tuesday. Many flights on Wednesday are already fully booked, and prior to travelling to the airport, passengers are urged to call their airlines. Travelers without confirmed flights should not come to LaGuardia, Kennedy or Newark Liberty airports.

All passengers heading to LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Liberty are advised to use mass transit including the JFK AirTrain, EWR AirTrain and Q70 LaGuardia Link.

The Port Authority has an on-site Traffic Command Center at LaGuardia that monitors traffic conditions and deploys staff and resources where necessary. Airport traffic conditions are regularly updated and communicated via social media Facebook, or @LGAairport on Twitter and LaGuardiaAirport.com. Additional tips for passengers and motorists can be found on the airport’s website at http://laguardiaairport.com/news/winter-weather.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.