Oct 29, 2012 7:11 PM by Ian Cross
TUCSON - Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the U.S. northeast Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for both domestic and international flights.
Major carriers such as American Airlines, United and Delta cancelled all flights into and out of three area airports in New York, the nation's busiest airspace. According to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, nearly 10,000 flights had been canceled for Monday and Tuesday, almost all related to the storm.
While Hurricane Sandy has grounded thousands of flights nationwide, as of this morning, there are no delays or cancellations at Tucson International Airport.
According to the FAA, several airports with flights connecting to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport have been closed, including: Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), which is expected to reopen tomorrow at 2 p.m., Groton-New London Airport (GON), reopen date and time is now known, and Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN), also closed at this time.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.