Posted: Oct 29, 2012 3:11 PM by Andy Koen
Updated: Oct 29, 2012 3:19 PM
The nationwide ripple of Hurricane Sandy has touched airports in Colorado Springs and Denver. At the Colorado Springs Airport, the one regular direct flight to the East Coast, United Flight 6349 from Dulles International, was canceled for the night. The flight that would ordinarily leave for our nation's capital each morning was also canceled.
Additionally, our media partner at 9 News in Denver report about 60 flights from Denver International Airport to destinations along the East Coast are also canceled because of the hurricane.
"We are monitoring the storm, we are also talking to other airports to see how they've been affected by the storm," explained DIA spokesperson Laura Coale. "Then the airlines are working to make sure they have got their aircraft stationed in airports away from the storm so they can continue to fly to other cities that aren't affected."
The canceled flights from DIA are among 1,700 regular arrivals and departures the airport handles every day. Hurricane Sandy has grounded thousands of flights nationwide and is threatening to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days.