Eastern Carolina airports flying again after Monday's grounding by Irma

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Eastern Carolina airports are back to taking care of passengers after most flights on Monday were grounded thanks to Hurricane Irma.

A check this morning showed no cancellations at the Pitt-Greenville Airport, Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern, or Albert Ellis Airport in Onslow County.

On Monday, high winds in Atlanta and Charlotte forced the cancellation of most flights out of the three local airports, forcing passengers to re-book their flights.


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High winds from the remnants of Hurricane Irma are causing travel problems here in Eastern Carolina.

All three airports say flights headed to and from Charlotte and Atlanta have been cancelled.

Albert Ellis Airport in Onslow County says more than 12,500 flights across the country have been grounded because of the storm. The airport web site shows all remaining arrivals and departures for Monday have been cancelled.

New Bern's Coastal Regional Airport is listing all flights to and from Charlotte and Atlanta cancelled for the rest of the day. Airport Director Andy Shorter says three flights did manage to leave this morning.

At the Pitt-Greenville Airport, one flight left and another arrived this morning while the remaining flights have been cancelled.

The airports are hoping flights will be able to resume in the next couple of days.