Press Release Article


Date: Mar 07, 2018
Press Release Number: 45-2018

Travelers strongly urged to contact their carriers before going to JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty Airports

Most long-haul carriers at the Port Authority Bus Terminal also have cancelled routes today

A major Nor’easter winter storm has forced the airlines to cancel a significant number of flights at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports as of this morning, and the Port Authority strongly urges travelers to contact their carriers before going to the airport today.

Light snow/rain is now falling across the New York-New Jersey region, and the National Weather Service currently forecasts that heavier snow will begin later this morning into tonight, with 6 to 10 inches of wet snow expected in the hardest hit areas.

As of 8 a.m., John F. Kennedy International Airport reported 449 cancellations, which is 38 percent of its daily operations. LaGuardia reported 437 cancellations, which is about 38 percent of its average scheduled operations. And Newark Liberty International Airport reported 545 flights cancelled, which is 45 percent of its normal schedule. Additional flight cancellations are possible later today.

The Port Authority strongly urges travelers to check with their carriers to make sure their flight will be taking off before going to the airport. If warranted, the Port Authority also is prepared to partner with airlines and terminal operators to accommodate ticketed passengers who may become stranded at the airports. Each airport is stocked with critical supplies such as cots, blankets, diapers and baby formula to provide for stranded customers.

Both AirTrain Newark and AirTrain JFK are running normally this morning.

The Port Authority's tunnels and bridges are reporting no issues and are operating normally.

The Port Authority Bus Terminal is reporting that most long-haul carriers serving the facility -- including Greyhounds and Adirondack Trailways -- have cancelled service, and urges travelers to call their carrier before going to the facility. In addition, Shortline has also cancelled service for today. Other carriers are running reduced service. No cancellations have been reported this morning at the George Washington Bridge Bus Station.

PATH is operating regular service today.

Customers can access up-to-date information on conditions at Port Authority facilities on the Port Authority’s website by clicking here, which includes live feeds of its respective social media channels. In addition to the website, travelers also are encouraged to sign up for Port Authority alerts at

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