Friday brings more than 2,600 flight cancellations as disruption stretches into third week

A board displays the status of flights to and from Boston’s Logan International Airport earlier this month. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

By Lori ArataniToday at 4:01 p.m. EST

Flight disruptions stretched into their third week on Friday with snow in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, prompting high numbers of flight cancellations in the New York City, Boston and Washington regions.

According to FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, more than 2,600 flights within, to and from the United States were canceled Friday. Southwest Airlines continued to be the hardest hit among major U.S. carriers, with more than 520 flights canceled, roughly 17 percent of scheduled departures.

At Boston’s Logan International Airport, about 42 percent of departures were canceled Friday, according to FlightAware. In the New York City area, nearly 200 departures were scrubbed, about 36 percent of those scheduled. John F. Kennedy International reported more than 130, or 22 percent, of departures were canceled Friday, while roughly 23 percent of flights out of Newark’s Liberty International were canceled.

Delays also were reported at three Washington-area airports, which are still trying to rebound from a Monday storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow in some parts of the region. Reagan National Airport received nearly seven inches of snow Monday, prompting the cancellation of more than 85 percent of flights that day.

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