American Airlines Group cancelling flights from major north-east hubs

New York City is shrouded in a light snow on Monday as it  and much of north-eastern United States is bracing for a major winter storm, which is expected to bring blizzard conditions to the area. -- PHOTO: AFP
New York City is shrouded in a light snow on Monday as it  and much of north-eastern United States is bracing for a major winter storm, which is expected to bring blizzard conditions to the area. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - American Airlines Group has cancelled all late afternoon and evening flights scheduled for Monday from the New York area, Philadelphia and Boston as a major winter storm bears down on the north-east, spokesman Andrea Huguely said.

The cancellations affect flights of American Airlines, US Airways and all regional partners, Ms Huguely said in an e-mail. The company plans to resume operations "as soon as it is safe to do so", she said.

As of early Monday afternoon, the company had cancelled 626 flights that were scheduled for Monday and 970 scheduled for Tuesday, she said.