Winter Weather Updates

2/15 at 9:40AM: The airport continues to operate normally, although we have seen a few more cancellations today than yesterday. Please check with your airline before heading out to the airport, and give yourself some extra time on the roads when traveling.

2/14 at 3:45PM: After receiving and clearing roughly 3 inches of snow this morning, snow crews continue to stand by for the next round of snow expected this afternoon and evening. Please continue to check with your airline for the latest flight status information.

2/14 at 7:50AM: Our snow crews are out keeping the airfield operational. Flights are departing, but be sure to check with your airline for the latest flight status and drive safely when heading to the airport.

2/13 at 7:30PM: Airlines have started to cancel flights this evening and throughout Sunday. Please be sure to check your with your airline for the latest status before heading to the airport.

2/13 at 3:30PM: Winter weather is in the forecast over the next several days. Our snow crews are ready to respond as the storm system arrives. We encourage travelers to check with their airlines for the latest flight status information. Please give yourself plenty of time to travel safely to the airport. 

 

TULSA, Oklahoma – February 13, 2021 – Tulsa International Airport is prepared for the impending winter weather. Airport maintenance crews have equipment on standby and are ready to treat the airport’s runways, taxiways, and roadways as the storm system arrives.

The airport is responsible for clearing snow and ice from the airport runways, taxiways, and roadways, and each airline is responsible for deicing and preparing their aircraft.

After a snow or ice storm begins, the goal is to make the roadways and runways safe as soon as possible. These resources are available to attain this goal:

  • Snow equipment includes 7 snow plows, 5 snow brooms, and 2 snow blowers
  • Snow crews include 12 employees on each crew, per 12-hour shift
  • The snow crews on are standby where there is potential for a winter storm. They typically begin their shift 3-4 hours prior to when the storm would hit, and end 3-4 hours after the snow is supposed to clear.
  • When the first flake falls or first sign of winter weather begins, crews are starting to prepare.

Passengers using Tulsa International Airport (TUL) may experience delays or cancellations. Regardless of weather, the airport terminal building will remain open. Departing passengers and those picking up passengers for arriving flights are encouraged to confirm with their airline the status of the flight before leaving for the airport. The following is additional travel information:

Travelers should contact their airline before leaving for the airport for questions regarding cancellations, delays, and rebookings. Following is a list of contact information for airlines serving TUL. This list can also be found here: www.flytulsa.com.

  • Allegiant – www.allegiantair.com – (702) 505-8888
  • American – www.aa.com – (800) 433-7300
  • Delta – www.delta.com – (800) 221-1212
  • Frontier – www.flyfrontier.com – (801) 401-9000
  • Southwest – www.southwest.com – (800) 435-979
  • United – www.united.com – (800) 241-6522

Passengers are advised to carry all medication and personal effects (i.e. wallet, jewelry, travel size toiletries, etc.) in their carry-on luggage. This would ensure their access to these items should their travel plans change.

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