One-third of Tuesday’s flights at RIC cancelled

Posted at 10:09 PM, Jan 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-26 23:28:16-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- One-third of all flights in and out of the Richmond International Airport have been cancelled for Tuesday because of a massive storm in the northeast, according to Troy Bell, spokesperson for the airport.

Bell said 35 flights were cancelled Monday, and 48 flights have been cancelled for Tuesday.

Jun Kim’s 12 a.m. flight to Philadelphia was on Monday was cancelled, and he was re-routed to another flight at 5 a.m. on Tuesday.


The change was bittersweet for Kim, who was able to attend his grandfather’s funeral because of the change, but had to stay in the airport overnight.

“Some family members were telling me it`s because your grandfather really wanted to see you before he went,” Kim said.

Kim is among thousands of people stuck in airports, and forecasters expect Boston to bear the brunt of the storm with 36 inches possible there.

“Whatever cards you`re handed you make the best out of it, and I think I made the best out of it. I was able to see my grandfather off,” Kim said.

Janet Brice caught one of the last flights out of Boston before they cancelled all domestic flights around 7:30 p.m.

“I couldn't see the city, and the city is right there beside the airport,” Brice said about what it looked like outside of her flight.