International flights to JFK airport reduced amid backlog

Harsh weather forced a “surge” of rescheduled flights that ultimately knocked out equipment at John F. Kennedy International Airport inNew York this afternoon, stranding several international jets and their passengers.

In a statement, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Saturday evening stated that they, along with the FAA, are “limiting some flights into JFK” and all international arrivals into the airport’s Terminal 1.

The agency added that they ramped up staffing and begun utilizing shuttle buses “to bring passengers experiencing delays back to the terminals.”

They blame a combination of the epic winter storm ravaging the East Coast disabling equipment and the resulting rescheduled “delayed flights.”

It all “resulted in terminal operators and airlines experiencing delays in getting planes and their passengers into their gates,” according to the statement.

Passengers diverted to Stewart International Airport have problems!