Airlines around the world have cancelled flights to and from the east coast of the United States due to a growing threat from Hurricane Sandy.
British Airways has cancelled flights to and from New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore while Britain's Virgin Atlantic has cancelled all flights to the east coast, reported CNN News. London's Heathrow Airport has urged U.S.-bound passengers to check their flight statuses before going to the airport.
Flights have been cancelled from airlines in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, France, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Hong Kong and Turkey, reported CNN News.
Nearly 10,000 flights have been cancelled in the United States for Monday and Tuesday, according to the flight-tracking service FlightAware, reported Yahoo News. American Airlines, United and Delta have cancelled all flights in and out of New York, the nation's busiest airspace, stranding more passengers than during last year's Hurricane Irene, reported Yahoo News.
Monday afternoon, Hurricane Sandy was 110 miles southeast of Atlantic City, N.J., reported Yahoo News, and had turned west toward the Eastern Seaboard. Landfall is expected for late Monday night or early Tuesday morning.