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Getting the airline back up and running in New York after Superstorm Sandy

(THIS IS A TEST BLOG. THE CONTENT WAS TAKEN FROM DELTA AIR LINES BLOG.)

Earlier today, Delta crew members flew from Atlanta into New York-JFK. Flights began bringing the first customers in since New York operations were suspended Sunday evening. The first was flight 2350 from Atlanta arriving at 12:02pm followed by Delta flight 269 from Tel Aviv via Detroit which landed at 1:18pm. Dozens of Delta people who have been in and around the airports since Sunday were at the ready. Delta’s flight 9863 departed for Atlanta at 1:34pm and was JFK’s first outbound flight.

We’re slowly getting back up to speed at the airports here.

We’re running about 14 international and 70 domestic flights at JFK this afternoon.  A handful of regularly scheduled flights are operating into Newark International Airport tonight and we plan to run a full schedule tomorrow. We expect to be operating more than half of our schedule Thursday at LaGuardia.

After about 3,500 total cancellations since Sunday evening we’re all glad to have flights starting to come and go. At the same time, we’re all too aware that the airports are just one of many places that sustained damage. Our thoughts are with those throughout the Northeast U.S. who have been affected by this superstorm.

Thanks to everyone for your patience. Please stay safe.

By Henry Kuykendall, VP-Airport Customer Service at JFK

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