the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC) It is reported that 6 flights that were scheduled to arrive in the country on Friday, December 23 from different cities in the country have been cancelled Canada s Country joindue to the strong winter storm that hits a wide regional section of the two North American countries.
This is WETJET Flight No. 2507, from Toronto to Puerto Plata; 475 of SunriseFrom Ontario a Punta Cana; 421 of SunriseAgo Toronto to Punta Cana; Flight 81 of the Frontier Line, from Chicago Punta Cana; Flight 2536 from Jet BlueAnd the New York – Santiago; WESTJET Flight 2377, from Golgotha to Punta Cana.
There were also delays to other flights that were scheduled to arrive at Las Americas International Airport Jose Francisco Pena GomezAccording to a report issued by the interim general manager of IDACAnd the Hector Porcilla.
1800 canceled flights
some 1,800 flights have been cancelled This Saturday in United State by winter storm that plagues the country, when millions of people try to reunite with their families to spend Christmas Eve and the Christmas holidays.
That number is added to nearly 6,000 cancellations that occurred on Friday, according to the FlightAware website, causing despondency among users at many airports in the country.
In addition, about 1.2 million people remain without power in their homes, mainly in North Carolina, Tennessee and Maine, according to the outage tracker.
The National Weather Service (NWS), which has forecast the coldest Christmas in decades, reported Saturday that heavy snow and strong winds are expected in the Midwest and Northeast, as well as cooler temperatures in the center and east. from the state.
According to its report at 15:00 GMT, 3.6 million people remain on winter storm alert. The agency said in a statement that traveling in some areas of the country throughout Saturday would be “extremely dangerous and even impossible,” and warned that “icy winds pose a mortal danger to stranded travelers.”