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Some flights cancelled at Columbia Metropolitan Airport due to coronavirus

COVID-19 pandemic has some airlines cutting back on number of flights in the area

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting travel plans for many people.

With stay-at-home orders being issued across the country, major airlines have begun cutting back on the number of flights servicing cities.

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At Columbia Metropolitan Airport, Customer Service & Public Relations Manager Lynne Douglas says the following airlines have reduced service:

American Airlines

  • Going from 7 to 6 daily departures to Charlotte
  • Going from 3 to 2 daily departures to Washington DC
  • Until further notice, ceasing their 1 nonstop to Miami
  • Suspending their 1 flight to New York


  • Going from 9 to 4 daily departures to Atlanta
  • Suspending their 2 flights to New York


  • No changes from them as of now

As always, check your flight information before heading to the airport and be patient with changes to travel plans.

RELATED: Stay-at-home order now in effect in Columbia

The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) has information on how that agency is handling COVID-19 here: https://www.tsa.gov/coronavirus 

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) updates their travel information here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html 

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