As of early afternoon, 133 flights were canceled, including 68 departures and 65 arrivals, according to the travel monitoring site FlightStats. And 293 flights were delayed, including 139 arrivals and 154 departures.
Most of the canceled flights into LAX were from airports in the Bay Area and Las Vegas, according to FlightStats.
Airline officials said they will try to rebook passengers on delayed flights to the next available flight and will refund tickets on a case-by-case basis. Passengers can also try to rebook their flights out of nearby airports.
Departures from LAX Terminals 1, 2, and 3 were expected to resume Friday afternoon, although airlines are expecting some of those flights to go out with few passengers on board or empty.
LAX is the sixth-busiest airport in the world and the third-busiest in the United States. It operates 680 daily flights.
Meanwhile, heavy weather is causing delays and cancellations at several major airports on the East Coast, including Logan International Airport in Boston, LaGuardia Airport in New York and Philadelphia International Airport.
[Editor's Note: A previous version of this Los Angeles Times story stated that flights were diverted from LAX to Bob Hope Airport. This is incorrect.]
-- Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times
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