Flights canceled out of Eastern NC due to Irma


NEW BERN, Craven County - Flights were cancelled on Monday because of gusty winds from Hurricane Irma.

According to the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport website, flights to and from airports in Eastern North Carolina were canceled. That's the same story for Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville and Pitt-Greenville Airport.

"With the current weather that everyone's obviously been tracking as the storm (Hurricane Irma) moves across the southeast, it's starting to affect some of the major hubs ... Atlanta-Hartsfield and the Charlotte airport," said Andy Shorter, Director of Coastal Carolina Regional Airport.

When an airport like Atlanta and Charlotte is impacted by weather, it has a ripple effect with cancellations. Since the airports in Jacksonville, Greenville and New Bern operate smaller regional airplanes, they are no match for the 30-60 mph winds that were coming from Irma and impacting places such as Atlanta and Charlotte.

Officials said the Atlanta Regional Delta jet is prepared for Tuesday's morning's first flight. You are urged to check the status of your flight with your airline.