Superstorm Sandy: Worst-hit areas no longer off limits for UK travellers
BRITISH travellers were able to make their way to the storm-hit areas of the US with only minimal delays and cancellations yesterday, following 72 hours of extensive disruption.
In Scotland, the handful of scheduled daily direct flights to the US went ahead as planned after several days of cancellations and limited services.
At Glasgow Airport, the 8am United flight to Newark Liberty International Airport departed just 40 minutes late, while in Edinburgh, United’s 8.05am service to the same New York hub left ahead of schedule.
At Heathrow, 14 scheduled British Airways flights to New York went ahead as planned, with only one cancellation – an evening flight to JFK International Airport.
Virgin Atlantic reported no cancellations, with all six of its scheduled services departing yesterday.
In New York, meanwhile, repairs were ongoing in the city’s flooded subway system, allowing the first trains to set off since Monday. However, services were limited.
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Weather for Edinburgh
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Temperature: 9 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 12 C to 20 C
Wind Speed: 8 mph
Wind direction: East