Hurricane Dorian: 1,000+ flights canceled; Charleston airport closed, Orlando reopened

Hurricane Dorian: 1,000+ flights canceled; Charleston airport closed, Orlando reopened


05.Sep.2019

Travelers should brace for another round of heavy flight cancellations Wednesday and potentially for the rest of the week as Hurricane Dorian trudges its way up the East Coast.

Airlines have canceled more than 1,000 Wednesday flights into, out of and within the United States as of 8 p.m. EDT, according to flight tracker FlightAware, and the total is likely to grow. That is on top of more than 1,800 cancellations on Tuesday and 1,500 on Monday.

The majority of the canceled flights are to and from Florida, where several airports are still closed. A total of 421 Orlando flights have already been canceled, according to FlightAware. 

The good news for travelers, though: Orlando International Airport, a major hub for vacation travel, reopened at noon Wednesday. The airport closed early Tuesday.

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