Airline flights out of Columbia Metropolitan Airport are back to normal today, airport officials said, after a day of flight delays and cancellations Sunday due to the winter blizzard that marched into the Deep South over the weekend and turned up the East Coast into New England.
"By this morning, things were fine," said Dan Mann, Columbia Metropolitan Airport executive director. Departing flights to such heavily snow-struck destinations as Philadelphia and New York City's LaGuardia International Airport were on schedule Mann said around mid-morning Monday.
"Yesterday was tough," he said.
Mann did not have data on how many passengers were affected.
US Airways and Delta Airlines today were dealing with luggage issues brought on by disruption of flight schedules yesterday, Mann said. Both airlines re-shuffled normal departure flight schedules in advance of the snow storm, which dumped various quantities of the white stuff from Tennessee into Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, before heading north.