Travelers in the Southeast face another day of flight cancellations due to the remnants of Hurricane Michael.
The biggest trouble spot: Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, a major hub for American Airlines. More than 300 flights into and out of the busy airport have been canceled, according to flight tracker FlightAware. That compares with about 50 cancellations on Wednesday. The airport averages more than 1,400 arrivals and departures per day.
Most of the affected flights on Thursday are to and from cities in the region, including Myrtle Beach and Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, but other cities including Indianapolis are on the list, too.
Airport officials urge passengers to check their flight status.
At Pensacola International Airport, 13 flights to and from the airport have been canceled, according to FlightAware. That is down from 60 on Wednesday.
At Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, in hard-hit Panama City, there were 20 flight cancellations into and out of the airport, still heavy but down from 30 on Wednesday, according to FlightAware.
Tallahassee International Airport says operations will resume by mid-morning Thursday. The airport is showing nine flight cancellations for Thursday, down from 35 on Wednesday, according to FlightAware.
The TLH airfield has reopened. Coordination is ongoing to begin receiving military relief aircraft in the coming hours. Commercial flights will resume mid-morning on Thurs Oct 11. Passengers are reminded to check their flight status with their airline before coming to the airport
The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport also plans to resume operations by mid-morning Thursday. There are 11 flight cancellations into and out of the airport, down from 44 on Wednesday, according to FlightAware.
Officials there are also urging travelers to check their flight status before heading to the airport.
Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) plans to open Oct 11th at 4 AM to prepare for mid-morning scheduled airline operations. Please check DIRECTLY w/ your airline for all flight information. Destin Executive Airport (DTS) & Bob Sikes Airport (CEW) plan to open Oct 11th by 8 AM pic.twitter.com/XlmCucaBCa
National Hurricane Center forecasters say Tropical Storm Michael remains dangerous, even as it has grown weaker. Winds, tornadoes, flooding and a storm surge are all possible in the southeastern U.S. (Oct. 11) AP
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