28 Aug '11, 2am

New York City airports to shut down as Hurricane Irene approaches

New York City airports to shut down as Hurricane Irene approaches

Ticket agents remove the stanchions which form the ticketing lines at JFK International Airport as the city prepare for Hurricane Irene to hit in New York, New York August 27, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS NEW YORK (AFP) - The three major New York city area airports will suspend all flights on Saturday because of Hurricane Irene, officials said. The shutdown at John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia and Newark will take effect at 10pm (0200 GMT, 10am Singapore time), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said. The closures will add to paralysis in one of the world's busiest air hubs. Already in advance of Irene, all arrivals had been cancelled and departures were restricted.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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