Many flights out of Phoenix affected by hurricane

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of flights headed to the East Coast from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have been delayed or canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.

An airport spokesperson says there were flight cancellations Monday to and from Boston, Baltimore, New York City, Washington D.C., and Newark, N.J.

Sky Harbor's two major carriers — US Airways and Southwest — canceled at least 30 departures between them Monday. Combined, the airlines offer more than 400 daily flights from Phoenix.

Tempe-based US Airways says it has canceled all Tuesday flights to and from 22 East Coast airports for a second day. The airports include Philadelphia, Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.

The Arizona Republic says American Airlines and American Eagle have suspended operations at nine East Coast airports until midday Wednesday.