Flights to Charlotte to resume post Hurricane Florence

Flights from Ohio to Charlotte are returning to normal. (AP Photo Tammy Bryngelson)
Flights from Ohio to Charlotte are returning to normal. (AP Photo Tammy Bryngelson)

Following the devastation of Hurricane Florence, which left at least 11 people dead, the Charlotte airport is returning to normal operations.

The airport announced on Twitter that it reopened under normal schedule at 11:07 a.m. The North Carolina airport never fully closed but had several scattered cancellations during the weekend as Hurricane Florence brought strong winds and heavy downpours, and airlines halted service into the Carolinas.

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Though the airport was open, several photos and videos posted on its Twitter show that almost nobody was flying through the airport Friday and Saturday.

While all scheduled flights are expected to be up and running, delays could occur as operations return to normal.

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“Expect to continue to see some delays in arrivals and departures,” the airport said on Twitter. “Customers are advised to continue to check with their airline in regards to the status of their flight.”

Flights to and from the Dayton International Airport serviced through United Airlines to Charlotte were canceled this morning, but flights scheduled at 12:13 p.m. and 1:43 p.m. took off. Morning arrivals were also canceled, but any arrivals later this evening are on schedule or delayed.

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A few flights through Cincinnati’s airport were also canceled, but all evening arrivals and departures to Charlotte appear to be on schedule except one canceled flight that was scheduled to arrive at 7:14 p.m., according to CVG’s website.

The Columbus International Airport also has some lingering impacted flights, but are expected to return to normal by this evening, according its the flight schedule.

Florence has weakened to a tropical depression with winds moving between 8 and 35 mph.


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