RDU Prepares for Winter Storm as Airlines Begin Canceling Flights

RDU AIRPORT, N.C. – In anticipation of the approaching winter storm, some airlines at Raleigh-Durham International Airport have begun canceling flights for late this evening, tomorrow and Saturday. Due to inclement weather predicted for our region, the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, passengers with travel plans over the next several days are advised to contact their airline to confirm the status of their flight.

As of 5:30 p.m. today, the following cancellations have been announced at RDU:

  • More than 200 arriving and departing flights have been canceled for Friday.
  • JetBlue and Southwest airlines have canceled all flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Both airlines expect to resume operations on Sunday.
  • American Airlines is scheduled to operate a few early morning departures tomorrow. All other flights are canceled until Saturday.
  • Delta Air Lines has canceled 21 departures for Friday.

Further cancellations may occur.

Links to airline web sites, customer service numbers and flight status can be found at www.rdu.com.

Crews at RDU are preparing for the storm and will treat and clear runways, taxiways, roadways and parking lots throughout the storm.

Travelers can follow RDU at twitter.com/rduairport for updates on airport operations.