Airlines Resume Flights out of Charlotte Saturday

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Airlines plan to operate as normal as possible Saturday after 12 p.m. now that a major snow and ice storm has moved through North Carolina, but continues to impact cities further to the north.

Officials at Charlotte Douglas International Airport are asking passengers who had their flight cancelled to stay home. They don't want anyone driving on potentially dangerous roads if they don't have to. Many airlines are allowing people to change their flights without penalty.

Airport officials say roads leading to the airport and parking lots at the airport are clear, but there may be some icy patches. Two runways are open at the airport. One runway is closed to give space for planes to deice.

American Airlines, Delta, United, Regionals, Southwest, Lufthansa, Air Canada, ViaAir and JetBlue cancelled all flights for Friday. Charlotte Douglas International Airport operated under a limited capacity, but is expecting to get back to normal Saturday.

Several other airports along the east coast are impacted, cancelling many flights through Saturday. Flights are expected to resume across the northeast Sunday.

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