Charlotte-Douglas remains open, about 450 flights canceled Wednesday

Updated:

Loading

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Douglas International Airport officials said the airport remains open, though the roadways around the airport are hazardous.

Two of the three runways are operational. One runway was closed earlier due to worsening weather conditions.

Airlines have been reduced operations by 50 percent.

Arriving and departing aircraft are seeing delays, according to airport officials.

About 122  aircraft have been deiced Wednesday, as of 8:30 pm. About 80 passengers remained in the terminal overnight. Airlines have pre-canceled flights and have helped reduce the number of stranded passengers.

Airport officials said extra staff is on hand to assist. Customers are encouraged to check with their airlines for updated flight status before heading toward the airport.

About 450 departures from Charlotte were cancelled Wednesday by airlines that serve Charlotte.  Many of these were pre-cancellations.

US Airways officials said they have canceled a little more than half of the flights scheduled to arrive and depart from Charlotte Douglas Airport Wednesday.

The airline operates 640 daily departures at Charlotte.

Of the canceled flights, the majority are operated by smaller regional aircraft as opposed to larger planes.

The airline advises customers who have travel plans Wednesday or Thursday to check their flight status at usairways.com or at aa.com if they are traveling on a flight operated by American Airlines.

Delta canceled 1,785 flights Wednesday -- 1,199 mainline and 586 Delta Connection -- due to the ice storm currently affecting the Atlanta region and a large portion of the southeast. 

A Delta representative said they plan to operate a few dozen departures out of Atlanta but additional cancellations could be possible.

Customers with contact information in their reservations are receiving notifications from Delta if their flight is canceled and are also presented a rebooking option. 

Customers may make changes to that rebooking option via the Fly Delta app or at delta.com. They may also call Reservation Sales if they choose.

In addition to the severe weather in Charlotte, the airline is cancelling flights in the Northeast in anticipation of severe weather that is anticipated to affect that area Wednesday night.

Officials said their goal is to cancel flights before customers arrive at the airport.

For complete coverage of snowstorm 2014, click here.