RDU Weather Impacts

Below is the latest information from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

  • For information on specific flights, please contact your airline or check our flight status page.
  • Airlines make the decision to delay or cancel flights, the airport does not.
  • Please check with your airline on flight status before coming to the airport.

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Latest Updates

Note: Most recent updates appear first below. The latest update is valid until replaced by newer information. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

8:50 AM

Airport operations have returned to normal. No further updates will be posted.

Monday, December 10, 2018

3:40 PM

Please Note: This will be our final weather update for Monday, December 10.

Airport operations are returning to normal. Some passengers may experience scattered cancellations and delays this afternoon, and should check flight status with their airline before heading to the airport.

Travelers departing early Tuesday should exercise caution on airport roadways.

9:35 AM

Most airlines are operating normally this morning, with scattered cancellations and delays. American Airlines has resumed regional flight operations and Southwest Airlines departures began at 9:15 AM.  Terminal 1 TSA Checkpoint is open and operating normally. Passengers are encouraged to check their flight status prior to heading to the airport.

6:30 AM

Most airlines are operating normally this morning, with scattered cancellations and delays. Passengers are encouraged to check their flight status prior to heading to the airport.

  • Terminal 1 TSA Checkpoint will open at approximately 6:30 AM and the Southwest Airlines ticket counter will open at 8:30 AM. Southwest’s first flight of the day will depart shortly after 9 AM.
  • American Airlines will resume their regional flights at 9 AM.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

6:09 PM

Please Note: This will be our final update for Sunday, December 9.

A total of 245 flights have been cancelled as of this evening, including all international arrivals. For specific flight information, passengers should check flight status with their airline prior to heading to the airport.

  • American Airlines – All regional flights are canceled until Monday at 9 AM
  • Southwest Airlines – Flight operations are canceled until Monday at 8:30 AM.

2:22 PM

A total of 239 flights have been cancelled as of this afternoon, including all international arrivals. Scattered delays and cancellations will continue through this evening; passengers should check flight status with their airline prior to heading to the airport.

  • American Airlines – All regional flights are canceled until Monday at 9 AM
  • Southwest Airlines – All flights canceled on Sunday

Please Note: No other information regarding Monday flight operations is available at this time.

11:00 AM

Flight information from the 7:15 AM update remains accurate. Scattered delays and cancellations are expected throughout the day.

Passengers should check with their airline prior to heading to the airport. Anyone traveling to/through/from the airport should use caution on roadways.

7:15 AM

Winter weather has delayed and canceled some flight operations at RDU. Scattered cancellations can be expected throughout the day. Additional cancellation information is listed below. As always, passengers should check with their airline to determine flight status prior to heading to the airport and should use caution when traveling airport roadways.

  • American Airlines – All regional flights are canceled on Sunday
  • Southwest Airlines – All flights are canceled on Sunday