Air France resumes flights to Washington, New York
Air France resumed flights to Washington on Wednesday and expected to start flying to New York again during the day. In all 15,773 flights to the east coast of the United States were cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy, which has killed at least 31 Americans.
Air France, which stopped flying to parts of the US on 28 October, resumed its service to Biston on Tuesday but was not flying to New York or Washington on Tuesday.
Washington flights were to resume on Wednesday morning, its website announced late Tuesday, with high hopes that New York’s JFK airport would reopen at noon local time.
“Our flight schedule on October 31 to and from New York is maintained and will offer additional seats,” a statement said. “However timetable may be modified.”
Hurricane Sandy caused 15,773 flights to or from the US east coast to be cancelled, according to the Flightaware.com website. Most of New York’s airports, including JFK, La Guardia and Newark were closed on Tuesday.