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Saturday flights to and from Wilmington International Airport affected by Hurricane Matthew

Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Photo by Hannah Leyva.
Wilmington International Airport (ILM). (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

WILMINGTON — Most flights in and out of Wilmington International Airport (ILM) on Saturday have been canceled, according to the airport’s Deputy Director Gary Broughton.

As of early Friday afternoon, American Airlines had set a weekend schedule for their flights and informed the airport.

“They have canceled all flights for Saturday,” Broughton said. “The last flight will leave at 8 p.m. tonight and resume around 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.”

According to their website, Delta Airlines still has flights scheduled between Wilmington and Atlanta on Saturday as of 1:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

All flights departing from Wilmington on Saturday were still on except for the last flight of the day (3:34 p.m. departure), which was canceled. All flights into Wilmington from Atlanta on Saturday were canceled except for the first flight, which is set to leave at 9:30 a.m.

Passengers scheduled to fly at any point this weekend, from Friday through Sunday, are encouraged to check with their airline for the latest updates and changes as well as rebooking information.

As for Wilmington International Airport, Broughton said they will remain open for the duration of the storm even if no flights are going in or out.

“We will have staff to keep the airport open and keep everything in good condition,” Broughton said. “We want to be ready to go with our runways and taxiways and everything else once flights resume.”

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