Press Release Article


Date: Oct 06, 2016
Press Release Number: 188-2016

Air travelers are encouraged to check with their carriers before heading to the airports for flights to Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas

Based on forecasted weather conditions, Hurricane Matthew will impact air travel to and from the Southeastern United States during the next two to three days. Airports across the Southeast have closed or plan to close in advance of the hurricane and flights may be delayed, diverted, and/or cancelled. Air travelers flying to and from that region through John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart and Atlantic City airports are advised to check the status of their flight with their carrier before heading to the airport.

For traffic alerts and advisories, travelers are encouraged to sign up at, call (888) 739-0236 or follow @NY_NJAirports and @PANYNJ on Twitter.

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