Charleston Int'l Airport to close at midnight ahead of Hurricane Florence

Charleston International Airport (File/WCIV)

UPDATE: Airport officials confirm Charleston International Airport will close at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Aviation Authority President and CEO Paul Campbell. Air Force personnel will be evacuating, Campbell said. The airport will not have emergency services available on the runway in the event of an emergency. Officials plan to reopen a runway at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. The terminal will not be closed at any time.

On Tuesday, Southwest flights to and from Charleston International Airport were canceled, according to the departure list.

Three cancellations were reported from and to Chicago, Nashville and Baltimore.

As of Tuesday, no other airlines had flights that were canceled.

Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make landfall Thursday as a major hurricane.

Here is what airlines have shared as of lunchtime Tuesday:

  • Delta and American - continues to monitor conditions.
  • Southwest - anticipates operations ending by 1 p.m. Tuesday.
  • JetBlue - anticipates ending flight operations by midnight Tuesday.
  • United and Alaska - anticipates ceasing flight operations by Wednesday afternoon.
  • Frontier - anticipates ceasing flight operations Tuesday afternoon.

Please contact airline carriers for additional information to include flight delays, cancellations and rebooking assistance. The terminal will be open.

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