America’s Delta Air Lines, world’s second-largest airline after United, believes that superstorm Sandy cost the company some $45 million (£28 million) in lost revenue.
According to The Associated Press, cited by sacbee.com, Delta was forced to cancel some 3,500 flights last month as the sheer destructive force of Sandy became more apparent.
However, Delta said that it is now operating on a near-full schedule at both JFK airport in New York and Newark Liberty in New Jersey.
The superstorm, which hit the eastern coast of the US five days ago, caused record breaking tidal waves of 14ft in lower Manhattan, knocking out power lines, flooding subways and grounding flights in the process.
At last count, bbc.co.uk says that 90 people have died across areas affected by Sandy in the US, in 12 states, and 69 have been killed in the Caribbean.
Around 20,000 flights are understood to have been cancelled because of the storm.
Status of affected Airports
NYCAviation.com have provided updates throughout the week on the status of the affected airports:
Vancouversun.com adds that, with the re-opening of New York’s LaGuardia airport, all major airports in the storm-stricken northeast are now back on their feet – good news for both passengers and flight tracking enthusiasts.
However, holidaymakers bound for the US are being advised to check with their airline and/or accommodation providers to check that there are no issues with their bookings.