El Al airplanes sit on the runway 370 (R).
(photo credit: Ronen Zvulun / Reuters)
As Hurricane Sandy began to make its way toward America’s East Coast, airlines
canceled flights to the region out of Ben-Gurion International Airport on
El Al cancelled two flights out of Israel to New York City on
Monday evening – LY001 to JFK and LY027 to Newark – as well as Tuesday’s LY007
flight to JFK, in anticipation of the storm. The airline likewise cancelled
three flights scheduled to depart JFK and Newark for Israel – LY002, LY008 and
Passengers scheduled for these flights who wish to change their
flight dates will be able to do so without a fee, the company said.
canceled for Monday evening were US Airways 797 to Philadelphia, United Airlines
flight 091 to Newark and Delta flight 269 to JFK in New York.
to the Monday evening cancelations, Tuesday morning’s United Airlines flight 085
to Newark also was cancelled.
El Al and United Airlines also had
cancelled their daytime flights for Monday.
United Airlines confirmed
that passengers whose flights were cancelled can change their tickets without a
penalty – until November 4, after which a fee will be incurred.