Washington – Airlines have canceled more than 2,700 flights to the United States, due to the winter storm that hit the east coast.
According to the flight monitoring site “flightavare.com”, over 2,700 entries and departures from the United States were canceled by 12.30 local time today, Reuters reports.
According to published data, more than 1,500 flights have been delayed. American Airlines had over 600 canceled flights.
The hardest hit airport in the country is Charlotte International Airport, Charlotte Douglas, which remained open until dawn, airport officials said at a briefing.
However, more than 1,000 of today’s flights to Charlotte have been canceled, according to the website flightavare.com.
Charlotte is a major air hub in the southern United States.
A major winter storm with a combination of strong winds and ice has hit the east coast of the United States, the National Weather Service said.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp wrote on Twitter that people should avoid travel that is not necessary in areas affected by the storm.
The governors of Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina have declared a state of emergency due to a snowstorm.
Tens of thousands of consumers were left without electricity in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, the AP reported.