Delta Private Jets’ leadership and Delta Air Lines’ team of meteorologists continue to track Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make landfall in the Southeastern U.S. in the coming days. This storm has been upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane which makes operations on both land and air inadvisable.
UPDATE – September 15th, 2018:
Hurricane Florence has now lessened in intensity and converted into a tropical storm. The storm will continue to move slowly across North and South Carolina, and is expected to convert into a tropical depression by after 8:00pm on Saturday, Sept. 15th. Although wind speeds will reduce, massive rainfall activity is still expected and considered highly hazardous.
Several airport and city assessments have already taken place in South/North Carolina. Some locations have reported power outages, others flooded runway/ramp areas, and some airports with very little impact. For that reason, the Delta Private Jets’ Flight Restrictions have been revised and now limited to the following:
- As of Sunday September 16th @ 1000 ET, flights to/from the States of South and North Carolina will be allowed given they are properly vetted and the following conditions must exist:
- Be able to arrive/depart safely (overall weather conditions, airport conditions, NOTAMS, etc.)
- Operation must occur during daylight hours (no nighttime operations will be allowed)
- Airport must have fuel available, or flight must be able to tanker through the impacted airport.
- Airport must be staffed with ground personnel to assist.
- Crew hotels must be available for crew to overnight, or flight must be able to leave the area with a legal duty assignment.
When trips are requested in the impacted areas, Delta Private Jets will evaluate each request on a case by case basis and evaluate if it is safe to operate flights before confirming the booking.Safety is always our number one priority at Delta Private Jets. For the most up-to-date information or questions about your travel, please contact our Client Services or Sales teams.