As Christmas vacationers depart Alabama airports, they could be faced with flight delays and cancelations due to the severe winter storm that carried extremely low temperatures and icy conditions to many areas of the United States this weekend.
The storm, according to reports, has killed over 50 people in the United States so far, nearly half of whom have been from one county in New York. Over half of the country has experienced some sort of weather advisory or warning over the past week.
At the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) on Monday, the 1 p.m. Southwest Airlines flight to Dallas was canceled. The 5:55 p.m. Southwest Airlines flight to Orlando and the 2:25 p.m. Southwest Airlines flight to Denver were also canceled. No flights for Tuesday were canceled.
Several flights were delayed at the Huntsville International Airport (HSV), but none were canceled.
Montgomery Regional Airport (MGM) on Monday showed all flights as scheduled, whereas the Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) experienced one delayed flight. All inbound and outbound flights at Dothan Regional Airport (DHN) appear to be operating as scheduled.
Travelers should actively keep track of airport websites to receive updates on the status of their flights.
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