Columbia Metropolitan Airport officials say the airport will not close during Hurricane Florence. However, there are more flights canceled than still scheduled.
American Airlines suspended service to the airport beginning Thursday evening. Operations are expected to resume Saturday, Sept. 15. More than 300 American Airlines flights had been canceled by Thursday, according to a release.
The last flight arrival was Flight 5157 from Washington, D.C. at 7:06 p.m. Thursday. The last departure was Flight 5397 to Charlotte, North Carolina, at 8:01 p.m. Thursday. Neither United Airlines nor Delta Airlines had announced plans to suspend service to CAE as of Friday morning.
Individual airlines decide flight cancellations. Passengers are advised to check with their airlines before heading to the airport.
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Because there are more cancellations than scheduled flights, this is a list of arrivals and departures that have not been canceled:
Friday, Sept. 14
2:00 p.m. Flight 2582 from Atlanta (Delta)
2:24 p.m. Flight 3780 from Washington, D.C. (United)
3:23 p.m. Flight 2710 from Atlanta (Delta)
5:01 p.m. Flight 4847 from Chicago (United)
5:23 p.m. Flight 1843 from Atlanta (Delta)
6:48 p.m. Flight 3879 from Washington, D.C. (United)
8:10 p.m. Flight 1573 from Atlanta (Delta)
9:19 p.m. Flight 3781 from Chicago (United)
10:44 p.m. Flight 2936 from Atlanta (Delta)
10:59 p.m. Flight 5453 from New York (Delta)
11:36 p.m. Flight 3800 from Washington, D.C. (United)
11:54 p.m. Flight 4060 from Houston (United)
12:30 a.m. Flight 2548 from Atlanta (Delta)
Friday, Sept. 14
11:50 a.m. Flight 781 to Atlanta (Delta)
2:35 p.m. Flight 2582 to Atlanta (Delta)
3:00 p.m. Flight 3763 to Washington, D.C. (United)
4:03 p.m. Flight 2710 to Atlanta (Delta)
5:35 p.m. Flight 3808 to Chicago (United)
6:00 p.m. Flight 1843 to Atlanta (Delta)
American Airlines has said it will allow customers to rebook travel plans affected by the storm without change fees, bag fees and in-cabin pet fees (at airports impacted by the storm). Passengers also may cancel travel plans and request refunds on aa.com.
Additional, reduced-fare flights have been added, according to a statement from the airline, to aid in evacuations from areas in the storm’s path.
United Airlines, which canceled a Thursday night flight from Houston to Columbia around midday Thursday, has said it will offer travel waivers for those with flights to, from or through cities impacted by the storm from Sept. 10 to 16. United also has reduced flight prices for affected regions.
This story will be updated as information becomes available.