La Guardia Airport in New York has resumed flights on Thursday Nov. 1. USA Today reported that the airport reopened at 7 a.m. when a number of arriving flights came in. As of 8 a.m. however there had not been any flights taking off but departures should take off later this morning.
USA Today reported that the schedule at La Guardia will be irregular through Friday and probably into the weekend. La Guardia has been shut since the storm hit as flood waters ran over its runways.
John F Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International two of the three main New York airports, opened Wednesday morning, The Telegraph reported. They have limited service. The Telegraph reported that the three airports normally have 300,000 passengers a day, but due to the storm that ran havoc in New York, they were shut down for a number of days leaving passengers stranded.
It could be four to five days before we start to see schedules get back to normal," said Jeanenne Tornatore, a senior editor with Orbitz Worldwide, said to The Telegraph.
US stock exchanges also reopened Wednesday as well as some government offices in Washington. Since Sunday when the storm hit, Flightaware.com reported that there have been approximately 19,000 flight cancellations.
With all three airports operating, the many displaced individuals waiting for their flights, can now come home to New York or return to their homes from New York. New York's subway system which is integral in the city's functioning is still not running and a large part of lower Manhattan is without power still.
See this New York Times video about La Guardia closing: