Weather causes flight delays, cancellations at Augusta Regional Airport

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - As Sarah Ozturk sits in the Augusta Regional Airport waiting to board her flight, she imagines herself in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family for Thanksgiving.

"I'm ready to go, I'm ready to be up north with my family with some hot chocolate around the fire," she said.

She's making her way north by way of Atlanta and that comes with some concerns.

"I'm a little concerned because I heard it was snowing in Atlanta and I don't really want to get delayed there. The more time I can spend with my family the better especially because I only have three days with them," Ozturk, said.

The past two days numerous flights have been canceled or delayed at Augusta's airport because of inclement weather.

Wednesday Ozturk and many others closely watched the status of their flights for changes while they waited to leave.

AAA estimates that about 43 million Americans will be traveling for Thanksgiving.

Augusta Regional airport officials say that the day before Thanksgiving is one of their busiest days for travel out of the year.

Ozturk is hoping she'll avoid delays in Atlanta, but her flight out of Augusta is scheduled to leave right on time and she says that gives her some peace of mind.

"It's important to go see my family because it's not the holidays without them," she said.

She says knowing that at least one of her flights is on time gives her reason enough to be thankful this Thanksgiving.

Airport officials say to work with your airline to get on another flight if your flight is canceled.

Typically delays at Augusta's airport are no longer than 30 minutes, according to airport officials.