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Hurricane Irma Updates

9/7/2017
 

Information about our operations will be posted here as it is available, and as long as weather permits access to our website and internet. These updates are not a substitute for contacting your airline about delays, cancellations, rebookings, waivers, refunds, or up-to-date flight status information. Please contact your airline directly for that assistance. 

Alaska Air - 800-252-7522
American Airlines - 800-433-7300
Delta Air Lines - 800-221-1212
JetBlue - 800-538-2583
Southwest Airlines - 800-435-9792
United Airlines - 800-241-6522

Update: Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 11:25 a.m.

Our airlines and other tenants have resumed normal operations. As airlines regroup from Hurricane Irma, there have been several cancellations today. Passengers are encouraged to contact their airline for informaton about delays, cancelations and rebooking flights. 

This will be our last update associated with Hurricane Irma. 

Update: Monday, Sept. 11 at 11:05 a.m.

Nearly all airlines at Charleston International Airport have canceled flights for the remainder of today due to weather. Please contact your airline for flight status and rebooking information. 

The terminal building will remain open however businesses in the airport will likely close and the boarding areas will be locked and secured. This includes dining, shopping, rental car counters and ground transportation 


Update: Monday, Sept. 11 at 10:25 a.m.

JetBlue at Charleston International Airport has cancelled operations for the remainder of today. The last flight departed at 10:20 a.m. 

Other airlines are operating normally however passengers are encouraged to check their flight status with their respective airlines before coming to the airport.

Update: Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:24 a.m.

Charleston International Airport is operating normally today. Passengers are encouraged to check their flight status with their airlines prior to arriving at the airport.


Update: Sunday, Sept. 10 at 7:55 p.m.

Charleston International Airport will be open Monday with normal operations. Due to weather conditions elsewhere, passengers are strongly encouraged to check their flight status with their airlines.

Should conditions change, updates will be posted on this page and at @iflyCHS on Facebook and Twitter.


Update: Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8:20 a.m.  

Operations are normal at Charleston International Airport. We continue to  monitor Hurricane Irma and weather conditions that could impact operations.

Generally, airlines and the Air Traffic Control Tower do not operate in sustained crosswinds that exceed 35 knots, or 40 mph. Joint Base Charleston owns the CHS runways and decides if and when to close the runways. When that occurs the airlines will cease to operate in and out of CHS until Air Force officials deem it is safe to reopen the runways.

For questions about your flight, including flight status, please contact your airline directly.

We will update as weather and operating conditions dictate. We will share information about airport operations on this page and at @iflyCHS on Facebook and Twitter.


Update: Saturday, Sept. 9 at 8:20 a.m.  

Chaleston International Airport continues to operate normally. We are  closely monitoring Hurricane Irma.

Flights to Miami (one a day on American Airlines) and Fort Lauderdale (one a day on JetBlue) have been suspended due to Florida airport closures in advane of Hurricane Irma's arrival in the state. Please contact your respective airline for information about rebooking.

For all our airlines, check your flight status with your airline directly.

Update: Friday, Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m. 

The airport continues to operate normally. We are monitoring the path of Hurricane Irma and will update as conditions change. We will share information about airport operations on this page and at @iflyCHS on Facebook and Twitter.

For questions about upcoming flights, please contact your airline directly. 

Update: Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. 

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster indicated Thursday he may order an evacuation for some areas of the Lowcountry on Saturday. That could be paired with an order to reverse the lanes of Interstate 26 so both east and westbound lanes would be used for evacuation purposes – traffic can only leave the area not come into the area.

To get to the airport in that event please use alternate routes such as:

  • Dorchester Road (SC 642) to Michaux Parkway to International Boulevard. SC 642 runs for 19.3 miles from US 17 Alternate southwest of Summerville to US 52/US 78 in North Charleston.
  • Dorchester Road (SC 642) to Montague Avenue to International Boulevard.
  • Rivers Avenue (U.S. 52) to Aviation Avenue then to International Boulevard.


Update: Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. 

Charleston International Airport is operating normally at this time. However, we anticipate that worsening weather conditions will affect airport operations. Along with all airport and community stakeholders, we are closely monitoring weather conditions associated with Hurricane Irma.

Our airlines, concessions, ground transportation and rental car providers will remain open until such time as the airfield has to close, ceasing flight operations. 

We strongly encourage our passengers to check your upcoming flight status with your airline. The Aviation Authority, which operates the Charleston International Airport terminal facility, does not determine if or when flights will be cancelled or when they resume. However, we work in concert with our airline partners to ensure safe travels of the flying public.

Generally, airlines and the Air Traffic Control Tower do not operate in sustained crosswinds that exceed 35 knots. Joint Base Charleston owns the CHS runways and decides if and when to close the runways. When that occurs the airlines will cease to operate in and out of CHS until Air Force officials deem it is safe to reopen the runways.

As conditions change, we will share information about airport operations on this page and at @iflyCHS on Facebook and Twitter.

We will share information about airport operations on this page and at @iflyCHS on Facebook and Twitter.
 
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