Travellers around the world affected by hurricane
Published Monday, October 29, 2012 4:10PM MDT
Last Updated Monday, October 29, 2012 6:24PM MDT
Hurricane Sandy is pounding the east coast of North America and officials in several major cities have closed streets, businesses, schools and airports.
Nearly 8000 flights around the world have been affected and airlines are advising travellers to check the status of their flight before they leave home.
New York’s three main airports are closed as well as airports in other coastal cities.
Incoming and outgoing flights at the Calgary International Airport are also being affected by the hurricane.
Air Canada’s flights to and from Newark, New Jersey were cancelled on Monday morning.
Air Canada and Westjet have also cancelled some afternoon and evening flights to eastern US and Canadian cities.
A Westjet flight to Kitchener from Calgary was taken off the board after the plane was grounded in New York.
“It's cancelled but there is a chance we can fly into Hamilton instead, then they will bus us from Hamilton to Kitchener, where our car is waiting for us so we can still get home,” said traveller, Ruth Van Zwoll.
For the latest arrival and departure information, visit the Calgary International Airport website.