EgyptAir resumed flights from Cairo to New York City Wednesday, after a two-day suspension amid hurricane-force winds, heavy rain and fires in the US city.
Airports in the states of New York and New Jersey began to reopen Wednesday with limited service in the wake of the storm, Sandy. An EgyptAir official said the company had obtained the approval of authorities at John F. Kennedy International Airport to operate its New York-bound flights.
Two flights carrying more than 600 passengers left for New York on Wednesday morning, the source added.
Edited translation from DPATags: John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, New York City
EgyptAir canceled flight 985 heading to New York City and flight 986, coming from the same city to Cairo, due to Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to reach the US East Coast Monday.
News reports had said the hurricane killed nearly 66 on its way from the Caribbean. Experts believe it might become one of the most violent in US history.
Tawfiq Assy, director of EgyptAir Holding Company, told the German news agency DPA that the company is closely monitoring developments in relation to the storm in order to resume flights as soon as it is over.
Assy urged passengers who made reservations for the canceled flights to contact the company’s call center and sales office to check for the dates set for resuming the flights.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-YoumTags: New York City, Hurricane Sandy, EgyptAir Holding Company
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