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Post-Sandy, Airlines to resume flights

Major US airlines moved to build up service in the New York area on Thursday, with the number of cancelled flights easing as LaGuardia Airport re-opened for business in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Airlines had canceled about 750 flights for Thursday as of late afternoon, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.com. That was the lowest daily tally of halted flights since airlines began cutting their US flying on Sunday ahead of the storm.

Delta Air Lines expected to operate about half of its roughly 260 flights at LaGuardia on Thursday. At John F Kennedy International, Delta operations are near the normal schedule, said spokesman Morgan Durrant.

United Continental expected to have a more-or-less normal schedule of flights at Newark, New Jersey, where it is the dominant carrier, and JFK, according to spokesman Charles Hobart. We're looking to concentrate any cancellations required by airport conditions to the United Express regional operations, he added.

Meanwhile, American Airlines planned to build up to full schedules at LaGuardia and Newark. Spokesman Kent Powell said the AMR Corp unit added extra flights into JFK to assist customers that had been stranded by cancellations earlier in the week.

New York-based JetBlue Airways said it planned to operate 80 percent of its total flights on Thursday, ramping up to a full schedule by Saturday. US Airways began flights at JFK and Newark on Thursday and will resume service at LaGuardia on Friday, spokeswoman Michelle Mohr said.

US carriers, which have canceled nearly 20,000 flights from Sunday through Thursday, have lost millions in revenue in Sandy's wake, airline watchers said. The New York-area airport closures had a trickle-down effect as airlines were forced to cut flights in other major cities.





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