Airports that closed ahead of the Friday morning landfall of Hurricane Florence are expected to begin reopening on Saturday. 

The airport in Charleston, S.C., plans to resume commercial service Saturday afternoon. 

Airports in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Wilmington, N.C. (where Florence made landfall), haven't announced reopening times. However, American said it plans to resume operations in Charleston on Sunday and in Myrtle Beach on Monday. 

The two largest airports in the region, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina, remained open during Florence. American, which maintains a hub in Charlotte, said Friday afternoon that its operations there aren't being impacted. 

Southwest, however, cancelled all Friday flights from Charlotte and said it plans to resume flying there on Sunday. Fourteen percent of Charlotte's Friday flights had been cancelled as of late Friday afternoon, according to FlightAware. 

Though Raleigh-Durham was open, several carriers, including American and Southwest, shut down operations there Friday. American and Southwest said they would restart Raleigh-Durham flights Saturday. Delta, which battles with American and Southwest for leading share in Raleigh-Durham, maintained the majority of its schedule there Friday, the airport said. Forty-eight percent of Raleigh-Durham's Friday flights had been cancelled, FlightAware showed. 

Southwest has also suspended operations in Richmond and Norfolk, Va., through Saturday morning. Norfolk airport remained open Friday, though 44% of fights had been cancelled. 

In total, 870 flights within, into, or out of the U.S. on Friday had been cancelled as of late afternoon.  

 

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