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UPDATE: JFK, Newark airports reopen on limited schedule


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- Two of the biggest airports serving New York -- John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty International -- have reopened.

The first passenger flight to JFK arrived from Long Beach, California, at 7:04 a.m. ET Wednesday. The JetBlue flight carried 150 passengers.

The first flight into Newark, New Jersey, was a FedEx plane that landed at 7:12 a.m.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Ron Marsico says the two airports reopened "on a very limited operational schedule." He urged passengers to call their carriers before heading to the airports. 

Some terminals at Newark had lost power during the superstorm, but power was restored on Tuesday.

New York's LaGuardia Airport remains closed, as runways, taxiways, even gates flooded at the bayside field. Authorities are assessing the impact of the storm on the airport.


NEW YORK (WKOW) -- Some flights will return to the New York City area Wednesday following the landfall of Superstorm Sandy.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Newark International Airport in New Jersey will open at 7 a.m. with limited service. Both airports were closed during the storm.

It's unclear what carriers will have flights operating.

The Port Authority says some carriers will be landing planes with no passengers at JFK starting Tuesday night to be prepared for flights the next day.

New York's LaGuardia Airport remains closed.

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