Here's the latest storm-related news from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, as of 11:45 a.m. Friday:
In anticipation of Hurricane Irene, some airlines at Raleigh-Durham International Airport have begun canceling flights. American Airlines and American Eagle have canceled all flights scheduled for Saturday, August 27. American Airlines will resume operations on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Passengers with travel plans this weekend are advised to contact their airlines to confirm their flight information or to reschedule their flight. Airlines at RDU have posted to their web sites information regarding schedule changes and change fee waivers. A link to these pages can be found on RDU's web site.
At this time, approximately 70 of the airport's 400 daily scheduled flights have been canceled for Saturday. Airlines at RDU are monitoring the hurricane and will make schedule changes based on weather conditions. More delays and cancellations could be announced later today and tomorrow.
To prepare for Hurricane Irene, airport officials, airlines, cargo companies and other airport tenants have been securing materials, equipment and general aviation aircraft and testing all backup systems.