Savannah airport remaining open; travelers encouraged to contact airline for flight updates

Published: Sep. 28, 2022 at 11:15 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 28, 2022 at 2:18 PM EDT
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - According to FlightAware, 3,500 flights over the next two days have been cancelled due to Hurricane Ian.

The bulk of the cancellations come from airports in Florida, but it is possible we could see cancellations in Savannah - and some people have had to make adjustments to their travel because of that.

As we know, Savannah and the surrounding area are huge tourist destinations, and this isn’t a bad time of year to come visit - until a hurricane pops up.

Several families in the airport Wednesday said that they were here visiting but had to cut their trips short because of Hurricane Ian.

According to officials with the airport, the airport itself is not closing but it’s up to individual airlines to decide whether to cancel flights.

They say it’s likely we’ll see some flight cancellations over the next few days - especially tomorrow afternoon into Friday - and some people here visiting didn’t want to risk getting stuck.

“We were scheduled to fly home tomorrow, but the airline and others have suggested that we get out today. So, we missed the last class of our conference to get to the airport. It’s frustrating, but we know it’s for good reason,” Diana Case said.

“We were at Jekyll Island, and then decided that we were going to try to extend it out, but then decided we might get stuck, so we’re just going to have to cut our trip short. We were actually thinking about staying just because that would be kind of exciting, but then we decided we are traveling with our kids, so better safe than sorry to get back home,” said Heather and Heath Hanel.

Please click here to view the arrival and departure list at the airport.

Some airlines have provided information on flight changes and vouchers: