Airlines on Watch as Winter Storm Hits Eastern U.S. (LUV) (RJET)

December 27, 2012 8:28 AM EST
Airlines are in focus Thursday as a winter storm makes its way across the Midwestern U.S. and to the East Coast, cancelling plenty of flights along the way.

The storm is expected to drop about 2-inches-per-hour of snow in locations like New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, notes CNBC this morning.

According to data from, roughly 399 U.S. flights were cancelled for Thursday to accommodate the storm. Leading the effort was Republic Airways (Nasdaq: RJET) with 62 cancellations. AMR Corp's (OTCBB: AAMRQ) American Airlines is next at 55 cancelled fights. Air Wisconsin has 48 cancellations and ExpressJet at 46.

Also making the list were Southwest (NYSE: LUV) at 18 and United (NYSE: UAL) at 12 cancellations.

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