Boston: Hundreds of flights canceled due to winter storm

Three flights a day will be added to the airport schedule. | Shutterstock

Thousands of flights have been cancelled across the northeastern United States today as Winter Storm Stella brings heavy snow and high winds to the region.

Outbound flights at Indianapolis International Airport that were headed to Baltimore, Washington, New York, and Boston were all canceled as of 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Hawaiian Airlines canceled today's flights in both directions between Honolulu and John F. Kennedy Airport in NY due to Winter Storm Stella.

Blizzard conditions across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast caused flight delays and cancellations Monday at Orlando International Airport ahead of predicted 20-inches of snow through Tuesday. Many flights out of St. Louis Airport pass through O'Hare or Chicago Midway airports.

SAS cancelled all of its flights from Scandinavia to NY on Tuesday on the grounds of the blizzard conditions, impacting routes from Stockholm as well as Copenhagen and Oslo. Providence and Manchester (NH) are both past the 40% cancellation mark, almost a quarter of flights from Hartford have been scrapped, and New York's LaGuardia and D.C.'s Reagan National are also already both creeping towards the 20% cancellation mark for tomorrow - and all those numbers go up on every refresh, too.

Dozens of flights at Central Florida airports have been canceled or delayed as a potentially unsafe winter storm slams the Northeast. Airport officials urged travelers to check with their airlines regarding their flight status.

United and American Airlines are offering date changes to passengers with imminent bookings to and from the north-east US.

More than 5,000 flights across the nation have been canceled - all of those to places in the northeast.

The airline said: "Customers booked to travel to, from and through Boston, Washington, New York - JFK and Newark on 15 - 17 March 2017, who prefer to rebook may do so without penalty".

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