Winter Travel
4:38 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Snowstorm Not Expected To Affect Mancester Airport Departures

At this point, airport staff expect most flights should get out of Manchester's airport on time.
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With much of the state under yet another heavy snow warning tomorrow, road conditions could quickly get dicey.  But if predictions hold, travelers at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport shouldn’t have much trouble flying out. 

Airport Assistant Director Tom Malafronte  says the Manchester airport hasn’t shut down because of snow for 23 years.  And for this forecasted wintery mix, he says most flights should go out.

“[We're] not anticipating a significant icing event or heavy winds or even a large burst of precipitation, which occasionally leads to delays and cancelations," Malafronte says. "So any impact that travelers will have leaving or arriving into Manchester will potentially be from other airports down line that they may be coming from or connecting through.”

During the snow storm last weekend, Manchester only saw one canceled flight, due to issues at another airport. 

But because some airports might be affected by the recent spate of bad weather across the country, Malafronte advises travelers to double-check departure times with the airlines.