PITTSBURGH - About three of every four flights scheduled at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday morning were canceled or rescheduled due to the storm caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Officials with the flight-tracking service flightstats.com said airlines canceled 70 of the scheduled 93 departing flights through noon on Tuesday.
The site said airlines also canceled 31 of the 93 flights scheduled to take off in the afternoon and evening.
Flights canceled were destined for Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Hartford, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, Tampa, Toronto and Washington.
The Allegheny County Airport Authority advised passengers to confirm the status of their flights before traveling to the airport. Websites and phone numbers for airlines serving Pittsburgh can be found at flypittsburgh.com/airlines.
Hurricane Sandy prompted airlines to cancel more than 16,000 flights in North America since Saturday, flightstats.com said. Philadelphia International Airport had the most cancellations the past two days with more than 1,000 each day, the website said.
Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.
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