Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Florence Regional Airport (KFLO) shut down Wednesday night until Saturday morning

FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA – Air travel in the Pee Dee is being affected by Hurricane Florence.

Marshell Johnson, director of administration and human resources manager at the airport, said the airport will close at 11 p.m. Wednesday, and it will reopening at 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

The closing of the airport affects commercial airline flights to and from Florence and does not affect private jets, according to Johnson.

The coordinator of the airport’s private flights is the airport’s fixed-base operator, Precision Air. Precision did not return a call seeking information on the effect of the hurricane on its operations.

A plane from the Civil Air Patrol division based in Florence is standing by and awaiting orders to move out should it be needed. First Lt. Chris Hawley of the Florence County CAP is also on the Incident Command Team.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.scnow.com

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