SRQ flights to, from Atlanta, Charlotte cancelled because of ice storm

February 12, 2014 

Several flights between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., have been cancelled because of winter weather in the southeast.

As of about 9:40 a.m.., two Delta Airliens flights scheduled to arrive from Atlanta and one US Airways flight from Charlotte had been cancelled. Also cancelled were two departing flights to Atlanta and another to Charlotte, according to SRQ's website.

The major winter storm affecting the southeast also is delaying and canceling some incoming and outgoing flights in Tampa, mainly to hub cities like Atlanta and Charlotte.

Tracking service FlightAware shows that before dawn Tuesday, 894 flights for the day had been canceled into and out of the main airports in Atlanta, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the main hub for Delta Air Lines, led the nation in Tuesday flight cancellations with 368.

"I was supposed to go from Tampa to Atlanta and Atlanta to Charlotte," said a frustrated Cheryl Parrish early Wednesday at Tampa International. "(Now) I'm going to Tampa to Memphis to Charlotte so long as long as they haven't closed anything else."

Delta is allowing customers expecting to travel through several Southeastern cities from Tuesday to Thursday to make free one-time changes to their itineraries. The waiver applies to travelers passing through Atlanta; the Carolinas; Huntsville, Ala.; and Norfolk, Va.

Airline officials are advising travelers to keep in touch with their airlines before heading to the airport.

Bay News 9 contributed to this story.

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