OKLAHOMA CITY, December 6, 2018 – As Oklahoma and the metro area prepare for a winter storm that will bring ice and snow, WRWA advises travelers to be prepared for flight delays and possible cancellations over the weekend.
Because the forecasted temperatures and path of the storm continue to evolve, it is difficult to predict exactly what impact the storm will have on operations at the airport. The airport will focus on keeping runways and taxiways operational, however, each individual airline makes the final decision on flight status. Airlines consider several factors when making decisions, including weather conditions both on the ground and at higher elevations, aircraft type and weather in other locations.
Airport maintenance crews at WRWA are preparing for the winter storm and will be ready to treat the runways and taxiways when the storm hits. At this point in time, it is not anticipated that the airport will close.
As always, the airport urges travelers and greeters to check on flight status prior to coming to the airport. Most airlines now offer flight updates via notifications on mobile devices and it is a good way to keep abreast of a flight’s status.
No airlines have announced any cancellations at this point. Southwest and Alaska airlines are waiving fees to change reservations. Travelers who do not want to take a chance on getting delayed by the storm are encouraged to look at alternate days to travel. Travelers should call their airline’s customer care number or visit the website to make changes.