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RDU International Reports Cancellations Due To Isabel

Posted September 18, 2003

— Heavy rain and gusty winds from Hurricane Isabel have prompted some airlines at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to cancel flights.

As of 9:30 a.m., Air Canada, AmericaWest, Continental, Delta and US Airways canceled all flights. American Airlines and American Eagle have cancelled all flights scheduled to depart after 1:00 p.m.

RDU urges passengers with travel plans on all other airlines to call the appropriate reservation number to confirm flight departure as further cancellations are possible. Travelers can also

visit airline Web sites

to check the status of their flights.

Flight operations are expected to resume Friday; however, flights may be delayed or cancelled as airlines get back on schedule.

Weather at airports along the east coast could also impact flight schedules at RDU.

Passengers traveling over the next several days should contact their airline for flight status and to reschedule travel plans. The RDU web site includes a link to Flight Tracker, which allows passengers to find out if their flight is delayed or cancelled.

RDU will remain open throughout the storm. While the terminal buildings will remain open, the airport encourages passengers to come to the airport only if their flight is scheduled to depart.

To prepare for Hurricane Isabel, airport officials, airlines, cargo companies and other airport tenants have secured materials, equipment and general aviation aircraft and testing all backup systems.

Fayetteville Regional Airport is closed Thursday and US Airways has suspended all flights at the Wilmington airport.

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