SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Thousands of flights all over the country have been cancelled or delayed due to the blizzard hitting the East Coast Friday morning.
The storm is also impacting flights at the San Francisco International Airport.
Across the nation 4,295 flight have been delayed and 3,014 flight have been cancelled as of 8:30 a.m. on Friday, according to FlightAware.
The cancellations have been increasing by the minute Friday morning.
As of 12 p.m., 120 flights have been canceled at SFO, 77 departures and 53 arrivals. 44 of those cancellations are East Coast flights. Washington D.C. has been completely taken off of the flight boards.
SFO is also experiencing flight delays due to the rainy weather in the Bay Area. Arriving flights are delayed up to 3 hours as of 6 a.m. Friday.
All flights into and out of Philadelphia International Airport have been cancelled for Saturday, officials announced Friday morning.
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport has also cancelled almost 400 flights due to the blizzard.
Airlines have been scrambling to rebook passengers on new flights.
KRON 4’s Will Tran spoke to a passenger whose flight was cancelled Thursday to New York, but she was also to get on another flight Thursday morning.
Another passenger headed to the East Coast told Tran that he’s more nervous than usual to fly because of the massive storm.
If you are flying, it is advised to call the airline before you head to the airport.
– Will Tran (@KRON4WTran) January 22, 2016
Here is the latest flight cancellation information as of 4 p.m.:
- 134 total cancellations
- 78 departures/56 arrivals
- 1/3 cancellations are East Coast
- 2/3 are due to local weather; mostly short-haul flights along the West Coast
- Delays NOW averaging 30-45 min