Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    19 / 9 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Hurricane Sandy grounds U.S.-China flights


08:31, November 01, 2012

BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese airlines have delayed or canceled flights to and from the East Coast of the United States as the powerful storm Sandy has disrupted services in U.S. airports.

China Eastern Airlines said Wednesday that it has postponed the MU587 supplementary flight for Tuesday, as John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York opened to only limited services and was not receiving supplementary flights as of Wednesday.

Air China has also called off its supplementary flights to New York after delaying the flights on Monday and Tuesday, but Wednesday's regular flight took off on schedule around 2:00 p.m. Beijing Time.

Sandy, which made landfall Monday night in New Jersey, has devastated the Jersey Shore, leaving streets flooded, homes abandoned and dozens dead. Tens of thousands of flights have been canceled as affected airports have suspended services.

Two of the area's major airports -- John F. Kennedy International in New York and Newark Liberty International -- announced that they would reopen to limited service on Wednesday local time.
Most viewed commentaries

Recommended News
12 hours before execution of female prisoners Sexy girls in China's national pole dancing team A glimpse of hard security guard training
Typhoon Son-Tinh brings gales, downpours 50,000 gay people attended same sex parade Life behind bars (II)


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Troops in field tactical training

  2. PLA, U.S. army bands hold joint concert

  3. N. Korea's Kim Jong Il visit military university

  4. HTC smartphones with Windows 8

  5. Willys Jeep seen in Tianjin, still works

  6. Airspace management reform urged

  7. Western beauties in Chinese eyes

  8. Top 10 sports stars courted by universities

Most Popular


  1. A vital asset for emerging ratings agency
  2. Clearing the path for global currency
  3. Why scary Chinese movies are so scarce
  4. Banks get carried away with late fees
  5. Lin Yifu: Tech key to avoid development trap
  6. Seeking justice from pollution
  7. China, US have 'unique' role for world peace
  8. Libya conflict unlikely to impact US presidential race
  9. Trade protectionism won't work for US
  10. Growth depends on reining in abuse

What’s happening in China

People have fun at Angry Birds theme park in Shanghai

  1. Wage controls to narrow income gap
  2. Witty writer from Japan faked resume
  3. Foreigners give thumbs up to taxi service cards
  4. Incentives will help to attract top talents
  5. Law may shield rights of mentally ill