WXXI Local Stories
Thu January 2, 2014
Snow Snarls Some Airline Traffic
The massive Northeast storm has caused a lot of people for air travelers with flights being canceled or delayed across the country. The Rochester Airport has seen a number of travelers finding they couldn't get to certain northeast or Midwest destinations including cities like New York, Neward and Chicago.
Airport Director Mike Giardino says snow clearing efforts at the Rochester air field has been going well, but they are dependent on what happens through other parts of the nation's airline system.
"Of course the airport is open, but unfortunately if aircraft can't make it in because of delays at other places or cancelations, or pre-emptive cancelations by the airlines, that impacts us greatly. "
Giardino says it's best to check ahead with your airline or the Rochester Airport's website in weather like this. He also says getting to the airport 90 minutes ahead of when your flight departs, which is the usual amount of time they recommend even in good weather, should be sufficient.