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Delta cancelled approximately 120 flights due to the weekend winter storm.

Delta's operations in the Ne​w England region have rebounded after a winter storm led the airline to cancel approximately 120 flights from Friday through midday​ Monday, with only a small number coming from Delta's mainline operation.

While the storm has now largely moved into the Atlantic Ocean, Delta teams in the airline's Operations and Customer Center will continue to monitor weather conditions, as gusty winds may drive additional delays and cancellations – specifically in Boston and New York.

Delta encourages customers to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta mobile app for their latest flight status.

Helping to facilitate a quick recovery for Delta's customers, the airline repositioned aircraft scheduled to remain overnight during the weekend at airports in the impacted region, where significant snow accumulation was forecast overnight. Delta's strategy of tactical aircraft repositioning, keeping crews with airplanes and deploying Delta's De-ice Go Team to affected airports help the airline quickly recover following major winter storms.

 

3 p.m. Sunday

Delta teams in the airline’s Operations and Customer Center continue to keep an eye on the winter storm as it moved through the Northeast Sunday, bringing with it heavy snowfall to several Northern New England cities and a mix of snow and rain to coastal hubs like New York and Boston.

On Sunday the airline cancelled 60 Delta Connection regional flights and one mainline flight as a result of the inclement weather, with additional flight adjustments possible throughout the day. Delta cancelled 31 Delta Connection regional flights on Saturday due to the storm.

The airline anticipates a normal operational start up Monday morning while a travel waiver remains in place for the Northeastern U.S. and Canada through Sunday as the airline recovers from the weekend winter weather.

Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta mobile app for their latest flight status.

 

3 p.m. Sunday

Delta’s Meteorology team in the airline’s Operations and Customer Center continues to keep a watchful eye on the winter storm as it moves east across the Upper Midwest into the Northeast and New England regions through the weekend.

On Saturday, the airline cancelled 31 Delta Connection regional flights as a result of field conditions, while additional flight adjustments are possible through the evening and Sunday. 

Temperature forecasts for several coastal Northeast airports, including Delta’s New York hub and Boston are now trending warmer, improving the airline’s plan for a Sunday morning start up.

A travel waiver remains in place for the Northeastern U.S. and Canada while Operations Teams continue to evaluate forecasts for cities in the projected path of the storm. The airline continues to coordinate with outside stakeholders – including air traffic control, the Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, airport authorities and others to evaluate staffing issues that may arise due to the weekend’s inclement weather.

Additionally, Delta has repositioned aircraft scheduled to remain overnight at airports in northern New England, Upstate New York and central Pennsylvania, where significant snow accumulation is expected overnight to aid recovery operations following the storm. Flight crews and Delta’s De-ice Go Team have been sent to affected airports while teams in the airline’s Operations and Customer Center have also increased staffing ahead of the winter weather.

Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta mobile app for their latest flight status.

 

6 p.m. Friday

Delta has extended its travel waiver for the Northeastern U.S. and Canada as Delta prepares for a weekend winter storm that may bring significant snowfall and ice to parts of the Northeast, including New York and Boston. A weather waiver for the Central Plains and Ohio Valley region also remains in place through Saturday.

The airline is evaluating potential flight schedule adjustments, which will include flight cancellations Saturday and Sunday. More information regarding cancellations and delays will be published Saturday following the most current weather model run.

Aircraft scheduled to remain overnight on Saturday at airports that are expected to see significant snow accumulation will be flown away from the storm to aid Sunday start-up and recovery. Similarly, flight crews and Delta’s De-ice Go Team are being sent to affected airports while teams in the airline’s Operations and Customer Center are also increasing staffing.

Delta’s Meteorology team is keeping a watchful eye on the Sunday forecast for the New York City area airports and Boston, in particular, where a mix of frozen precipitation, rain and gusty coastal winds could hamper de-icing efforts.

The airline is also coordinating with outside stakeholders including air traffic control, Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection, airport authorities and others to evaluate staffing issues that may arise due to the weekend’s inclement weather.

Customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta mobile app for their latest flight status.

 

6 p.m. Thursday

Delta issued a wide-ranging weather waiver for cities throughout the Central Plains and Ohio Valley region as well as the Northeast – 52 cities in all – ahead of forecasted winter weather this weekend.

The Central Plains and Ohio Valley winter weather waiver allows customer traveling to, from or through cities in the storm's path on Friday and Saturday, including Chicago, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Cleveland, the ability to make a one-time change to their itinerary without incurring a fee.

As the system treks east, an additional waiver has been issued for cities in the Northeast U.S. for customers traveling through the region on Saturday and Sunday, including cities from Pennsylvania, New York state and up through Maine, where models forecast snow accumulations of two to four inches.

The airline is preparing for de-ice operations for cities in the storm's path with a heavy focus on hubs in Detroit, New York and Boston and their surrounding areas.

Delta does not have any schedule adjustments, though customers are encouraged to check Delta.com or the Fly Delta mobile app for their latest flight status.

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