More than 1,200 U.S. airline flights scheduled for Thursday and Friday have been canceled, according to the flight-tracking service FlightAware. Many of the flight cancellations and delays Thursday involved arrivals or departures at airports in Florence’s path. The number is expected to rise, the flight-tracking service said.
“The limited number of hubs being impacted by Florence will likely limit the scale of disruption that cascades through the national air travel system,” FlightAware said in its noon report. “Most of the airports in the storm’s path are smaller, coastal airports. For these airports along the coast, like Charleston and Myrtle Beach, the wind and the tidal surge will be the biggest issues."