CLT Responds to Severe Weather
Operational update as of 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14:
  • CLT’s three parallel runways are open and operational. Runway 18R/36L reopened today before 3 p.m. 
  • Aviation crews continue clearing the airfield of snow.
  • Deicing operations ceased around noon today. Thirty-one planes were deiced this morning.
  • Currently, aircraft are arriving and departing.
  • More than 140 departing flights from CLT have been cancelled today.
  • There are delays due to weather conditions in the northeast that are impacting other airports.
  • US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines, is urging customers to call US Airways reservations to rebook cancelled flights.
  • Passengers with scheduled flights are asked to allow extra time to go through security.
Customers are advised to check with their airlines for updated flight status before leaving to come to the Airport.

For more information about the storm’s impact at the Airport, visit the @CLTAirport twitter feed. Click here to review all weather related and emergency information from the City of Charlotte, including weather advisories from the National Weather Service.​
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Operational update as of 12:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14:
  • Two of CLT’s three parallel runways (Runways 18L/36R and 18C/36C) are open and operational. 
  • Runway 18R/36L will open later today. 
  • Aviation crews worked through the night clearing snow and ice and pretreating the runways.
  • Deicing operations are underway. Five planes have been deiced as of 11 a.m. today.
  • Aircraft are arriving and departing.
  • More than 100 departing flights from CLT have been cancelled today.
  • The Airport assisted approximately 1,000  customers who remained in the terminal overnight. Extra staff was called in to assist.
  • Available cots, blankets, bottled water and supplies of baby items were distributed to passengers and some Airport concessions extended operating hours.   
  • US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines, is urging customers to please call US Airways reservations to rebook cancelled flights. The airline has asked that passengers do not show up to the airport to rebook their flight.  
  • There are delays due to weather conditions in the northeast that are impacting other airports.
Customers are advised to check with their airlines for updated flight status before leaving to come to the Airport.

For more information about the storm’s impact at the Airport, visit the @CLTAirport twitter feed. Click here to review all weather related and emergency information from the City of Charlotte, including weather advisories from the National Weather Service.​
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Operational update as of 9:15 a.m. on Friday, February 14, via US Airways:
 
As of this morning, US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines, is operating most flights to and from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). 
 
We urge customers who have travel plans today, or who are dropping off or picking up a loved one, to check their flight status at usairways.com​ or aa.com​  before heading to the airport if they are traveling on a flight operated by American Airlines. Approximately 500 of our 3,000 daily flights are cancelled today as of 9 a.m. E.T.
While we are operating at CLT today, we do expect significant delays throughout the day as we recover from the weather event.  Many of our employees are having a difficult time reaching the airport for work due to current road conditions, and as always, safety is our number one concern.
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Operational update as of 8 a.m. on Friday, February 14:
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport has reopened Runway 18L/36R. Two parallel runways are now operational. CLT plans to reopen Runway 18R/36L around noon.  
  • Aviation crews worked through the night clearing snow and ice and pretreating the runways. 
  • Deicing operations are underway and aircraft are arriving and departing. 
  • There are delays due to weather conditions in the northeast that are impacting other airports.
Customers are advised to check with their airlines for updated flight status before leaving to come to the Airport.

For more information about the storm’s impact at the Airport, visit the @CLTAirport twitter feed. Click here to review all weather related and emergency information from the City of Charlotte, including weather advisories from the National Weather Service.​
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Operational update as of 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 13:
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport remains open.
  • CLT is coordinating passenger assistance for those who will be remaining in the terminal. This is a coordinated effort between Airport staff, airlines, TSA and CLT's concessionaire's HMS Host and Paradies.
  • Approximately 1,000 passengers are expected to remain overnight.​
  • Public safety resources are being provided by Charlotte Fire Department, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, CLT Security and MEDIC. The Airport Chaplain is also on hand.   
  • The Red Cross has provided additional cots. The Airport is providing additional emergency supplies including baby formula, diapers and bottle water. 
  • Airfield snow removal continues in preparation for tomorrow morning’s operations.
  • One runway remains open (18C/36C). Runways 18R/36L and 18L/36R are closed. CLT crews expect to reopen one of the closed runways tomorrow morning. 
  • Crews continue to monitor the airfield and are pre-treating the center runway and taxiways.
  • US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines, cancelled all arrivals and departures at CLT today.   
Customers are advised to check with their airlines for updated flight status before leaving to come to the Airport.

For more information about the storm’s impact at the Airport, visit the @CLTAirport twitter feed. Click here to review all weather related and emergency information from the City of Charlotte, including weather advisories from the National Weather Service.
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Operational update as of 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, via US Airways:

As of this evening, US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines, has cancelled all arrivals and departures for the remainder of the day at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). 

Most arrivals and departures at CLT are scheduled to operate tomorrow morning, but this is subject to change based on weather conditions. US Airways urges customers who have travel plans today, or who are dropping off or picking up a loved one to check their flight status at usairways.com​ or aa.com​ if they are traveling on a flight operated by American Airlines. Approximately 2,000 of US Airways' 3,000 daily flights are cancelled today.
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Operational update as of 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13:
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport remains open.
  • One runway is operational (18C/36C). Runways 18R/36L and 18L/36R have been closed. CLT crews expect to have one of the closed runways reopened later today.  
  • Crews continue to monitor the airfield and are pre-treating the center runway and taxiways.
  • Roadways around the Airport are improving.
  • US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines, has cancelled all arrivals for the remainder of the day. Flights that are currently en route to Charlotte will land. A very limited number of departures from CLT are scheduled to operate this evening, but this is subject to change based on weather conditions.
  • Approximately 225 departing flights from CLT were cancelled today.
  • CLT is coordinating passenger assistance for the evening for those passengers who will be remaining in the terminal. Additional staff has been called in.
  • The Airport is working closely with airlines, TSA, concessionaires and the USO to address passengers’ needs.
  • Several concessions are open and will remain open during the overnight hours.
  • Limited deicing of aircraft is underway for departing flights.
Customers are advised to check with their airlines for updated flight status before leaving to come to the Airport.

For more information about the storm’s impact at the Airport, visit the @CLTAirport twitter feed. Click here to review all weather related and emergency information from the City of Charlotte, including weather advisories from the National Weather Service.
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Operational update as of 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, via US Airways:

Based on current weather conditions, US Airways, a subsidiary of American Airlines, has cancelled all arrivals for the remainder of the day. Flights that are currently en route to Charlotte will land. A very limited number of departures from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) are scheduled to operate this evening, but this is subject to change based on weather conditions. 

US Airways urges customers who have travel plans today, or who are dropping off or picking up a loved one to check their flight status at usairways.com​ or aa.com​ if they are traveling on a flight operated by American Airlines. Approximately 2,000 of US Airways' 3,000 daily flights are cancelled today.

Media may call the US Airways Media Relations department at media.relations@usairways.com for more information.
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Operational update as of 8 a.m. on Thursday, February 13:
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport remains open.
  • Roadways around the Airport are passable but remain hazardous. 
  • Two parallel runways (18R/36L and 18C/36C) and taxiways have been cleared and are fully operational. Runway 18L/36R remains closed.
  • Crews continue to monitor the airfield and are pre-treating runways and taxiways.
  • Significant domestic air carrier operations have been impacted.  
  • US Airways has cancelled departing flights from CLT until 11 a.m. Arriving flights to CLT will resume at 10 a.m.
  • Approximately 1,000 customers were in the terminal overnight. Staff assisted passengers and distributed cots, mats, blankets and pillows. HMSHost, the Airport’s concessionaire, kept some restaurants open through the night for customers and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) kept one security checkpoint open for ticketed passengers.
  • Deicing will resume (if needed) later this morning.
  • The Airport is monitoring weather forecasts and is working closely with airlines when looking at operations.  
  • Operational impacts are anticipated to continue as the storm progresses up the east coast. 
Customers are advised to check with their airlines for updated flight status before leaving to come to the Airport.

For more information about the storm’s impact at the Airport, visit the @CLTAirport twitter feed. Click here to review all weather related and emergency information from the City of Charlotte, including weather advisories from the National Weather Service.
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Operational update as of 9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12:
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport remains open.
  • Roadways around the Airport are hazardous.
  • Two of the three parallel runways are operational. Runway 36 L closed earlier this afternoon, due to a decline in operational needs and deteriorating weather conditions. 
  • Aircraft are arriving and departing, however, there are significant delays due to the weather.
  • Airport crews will be treating runways and taxiways through the night.
  • Approximately 122  aircraft have been deiced as of 8:30 p.m.
  • The Airport has adequate deicing supplies and received two additional shipments this morning.
  • Airlines reduced operations at CLT today by 50 percent. 
  • Approximately 450 departures from CLT were cancelled today by airlines that serve CLT. Many of these were pre-cancellations.
  • The Airport continues to assist passengers who may be remaining in the terminal overnight. Extra staff is on hand and will distribute cots, mats, blankets and pillows  to passengers who need them.
  • HMS Host, the Airport’s concessionaire, is keeping some restaurants open through the night for customers.
  • The Airport is monitoring weather forecasts and is working closely with the airlines in looking toward tomorrow’s operations.  
Customers are encouraged to check with their airlines for updated flight status before leaving to come to the Airport.

For more information about the storm’s impact at the Airport, visit the @CLTAirport twitter feed. Click here to review all weather related and emergency information from the City of Charlotte, including weather advisories from the National Weather Service.
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Operational update as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12:
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport remains open.
  • Roadways around the Airport are hazardous.
  • Two of the three parallel runways are operational. Runway 36L was closed earlier this afternoon due to a decline in operational needs and worsening weather conditions.
  • Airlines have reduced operations by 50 percent. 
  • Aircraft are arriving and departing, however, there are delays.
  • Deicing operations continue.
  • Approximately 59 aircraft have been deiced as of 2:30 p.m.
  • Approximately 80 passengers remained in the terminal overnight. Airlines have pre-cancelled flights which have reduced the potential number of stranded passengers. Extra staff is on hand to assist.
Customers are encouraged to check with their airlines for updated flight status before leaving to come to the Airport.

For more information about the storm’s impact at the Airport, visit the @CLTAirport twitter feed. Click here to review all weather related and emergency information from the City of Charlotte, including weather advisories from the National Weather Service.
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Operational Update 1:
On Tuesday, February 11, Charlotte Douglas International Airport began responding to inclement weather conditions and winter weather by activating snow teams, opening a snow desk, providing email updates to tenants and escorts to deicing trucks. As nearly an inch of snow fell, Integrated Deicing Services used 34 deicing trucks to deice aircraft.

Charlotte Douglas remains open and operational and is fully staffed with essential personnel working 12-hour shifts throughout the storm. Airfield Maintenance has been using three new multifunction snow plows to clear CLT’s airfield and runways.

Airlines proactively cancelled flights in advance of the storm. Passengers with travel plans today or tomorrow, or those who are dropping off or picking up travelers, should check their flight status with their airlines before coming to the Airport. Additionally, customers are encouraged to take advantage of flexible travel policies that airlines have in place.

For more information about the storm’s impact at the Airport, visit the @CLTAirport twitter feed. Click here to review all weather related and emergency information from the City of Charlotte, including weather advisories from the National Weather Service.
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