US Airways resumed flights at many East Coast airports today, following a severe winter storm that temporarily suspended operations at airports across the Eastern seaboard. US Airways continues to work closely with airports to clear runways and taxiways and return operations to normal levels on Wednesday.
US Airways resumed service this morning at Newark International, Philadelphia International and Boston Logan International airports. Due to limited airfield access, further delays can be expected. US Airways service resumed today at New York`s LaGuardia airport at 11 a.m., Eastern standard time (EST). Departing flights are operating out of Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) airport, though the airport is closed for arrivals until after 3 p.m., EST, to allow for snow removal. Washington Ronald Reagan National airport is open with one runway and one taxiway available. Because of field conditions, US Airways is operating a modified schedule from three gates, with three more to open byafternoon. US Airways is operating normal schedules at its Charlotte and Pittsburgh hubs.
“I would like to thank all the dedicated US Airways employees who braved weather and treacherous road conditions to help our customers during the weekend,” said David N. Siegel, US Airways president and chief executive officer. “I commend the efforts of everyone who played a role in helping to get our operations back to normal levels.”
US Airways cancelled more than 1,300 flights over the extended weekend and expects approximately 200 cancellations today. In the effort to assist stranded passengers, US Airways will operate 20 extra unscheduled flights today. US Airways Express carriers experienced a comparable number of cancellations.
Customers traveling in areas affected by these winter conditions who cannot get to the airport or whose flights have been canceled or delayed will be permitted to rebook. US Airways urges customers to check the status of flights online at usairways.com or by contacting the US Airways automated customer service line at 1-800-943-5436. Due to high call volume, US Airways recommends that customers use the Web site and automated line before contacting US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.