Temperatures in Washington and New York are forecast to drop as much as 38 degrees today as a cold front that brought snow to Chicago yesterday sweeps eastward with gusty winds that may ground flights.
American Airlines Group Inc. sold take-off and landing rights at Reagan National Airport and LaGuardia Airport for more than $425 million as part of its settlement of a government antitrust lawsuit last year.
The central terminal at New York’s LaGuardia Airport was evacuated this morning after a report of a suspicious package that turned out to be part of a lighting system, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the agency at the heart of the scandal threatening Governor Chris Christie’s future, proposed a $27.6 billion 10- year capital plan to pay for projects including a new central terminal at LaGuardia Airport.
A winter storm spread snow, ice and sleet across the Northeast, dropping as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) on parts of New York City and grounding flights as visiting Super Bowl fans sought to get home.
The Federal Aviation Administration said the time of reopening John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport in New York, and New Jersey’s Newark Liberty airport is currently not known. Earlier today the authority said on its website that the airports were scheduled to open today after snowstorms blanketed the East Coast with snow and wind and airlines canceled flights.
JetBlue Airways Corp. added 25 extra flights today to help rescue passengers stranded as far away as South America after winter-weather disruptions forced a temporary suspension of service at four U.S. airports.