Winter storm cancels many flights at RDU

Both runways are open at Raleigh-Durham International Airport following Wednesday’s winter storm, but dozens of flights have been canceled Thursday.

As of 11:40 a.m., 53 of the roughly 360 scheduled arrivals and departures at RDU had been canceled. Southwest Airlines, which canceled all its flights at RDU on Wednesday, canceled all its morning flights on Thursday. Delta and American airlines also have several cancellations. And for flights that are moving, delays are common.

Travelers are advised to check with their airline before heading to the airport. You can also find the status of RDU flights at

Those who do have a flight to catch are urged to give themselves more time to get to the airport and to arrive at least two hours before the scheduled departure. RDU officials note that some airlines, the Transportation Security Administration and airport shops and restaurants may not be fully staffed.

Richard Stradling: 919-829-4739, @RStradling

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