Date: Jan 03, 2014
Press Release Number: 4-2014
Flight operations have resumed at John F. Kennedy International Airport after zero visibility and high winds forced the suspension of operations this morning.
Port Authority staff worked tirelessly in adverse weather conditions to get JFK's Runway 13L-31R back in service. Since 6 a.m., 192 cancellations have been reported at the airport.
Crews continue to work to get the airport's three other runways back in operation as quickly as possible.
Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports are open. At Newark, the airport reports 285 cancellations and at LaGuardia, there are 271 cancellations.
Travelers are strongly urged to confirm flight times, departures and arrivals with the airline carriers before traveling to the airports.
AirTrain JFK is operating with limited service, and service on AirTrain Newark is suspended. Bus service is being provided at both airports.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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 construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which 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.