Strong storm affecting Lindbergh Field flights

Posted at 12:04 PM, Feb 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-17 15:04:42-05

SAN DIEGO - The onset Friday of a strong winter storm brought about a spate of flight delays and cancellations at Lindbergh Field.

In the late morning, seven arrivals were delayed and a dozen others canceled through the late-evening hours, and seven departures were running behind schedule and 42 were scratched altogether, according to airport officials.

Most of the cancellations were for late-afternoon and evening flights.

The following delays were occurring at the bayside airport of 11:30 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Control System Command Center:

-- Departures to Los Angeles International Airport, an average of 77 minutes
-- Departures to San Francisco International Airport, an average of 3 hours and 19 minutes
-- Departures to La Guardia Airport in New York, an average of 18 minutes
-- Departures to Newark (New Jersey) International Airport, an average of 52 minutes
-- General arrival delays, 15 minutes or less

Travelers scheduled to pass through Lindbergh Field were advised to check on the status of their flights before heading to the airport.