A massive cleanup is under way after a weekend storm buried parts of the East Coast under record snow. As operations begin to return to normal, some airports are still running a limited flight schedule. Currently, 212 flights have been canceled across Delta’s network.
In Washington, both Reagan National and Dulles International airports have reopened. "We're back in business. Despite the challenging road conditions, our employees made it safely to work and are in good spirits," said Alpha Touré, Delta Station Manager - Washington Dulles International Airport.
Delta teams worked through the weekend to clear snow and deice aircraft and ground equipment in preparation for the first arrivals this morning. A near-full schedule is expected in the nation's capital by early afternoon.
Flights at the three major New York-area airports are resuming, but snow removal efforts are hampering operations at LaGuardia and Newark. The exception is at New York-JFK, where cleanup has gone smoothly and a full schedule is planned for the remainder of the day.
For Delta TechOps, the cancellations wrought by the storm meant unplanned downtime for dozens of aircraft. Technicians took advantage of non-flying aircraft that were positioned in Atlanta to get a jumpstart on scheduled maintenance tasks. On many aircraft, technicians advanced tasks up to one full day, which will allow these airplanes to have shorter time on the ground once pressed back into service. It will also allow for some quicker boarding processes as Delta ramps back up to full schedule.
NOTE: Delta’s winter weather waiver remains in place to allow customers to make one-time changes to their travel plans and be re-accommodated on other flights. Customers are advised to check flight status on Delta.com or through the Fly Delta Mobile App.
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