NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Weather has canceled five flights Friday from Nashville International Airport to Kansas City.
Employees from Southwest said all five flights were canceled. Flights to the city on Saturday were all almost entirely booked except for one flight on Saturday morning. The Tennessee Titans are scheduled to play the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
Icy conditions started causing problems early Friday morning at Kansas City International Airport. The airport closed due to the conditions, but not before one plane encountered some issues.
Delta Flight 1114 to Detroit carrying 129 passengers and crew slid off a taxiway just before 6:30 a.m. No one was hurt in the incident and buses were brought out to unload passengers from the plane.
As of 11:55 a.m. the airfield is open for all flights in & out. Conditions are improving so we hope we do not again have to close the airfield for safety today. Freezing rain, ice & slush make for slick conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience. Check https://t.co/SzyfR4maKb— Kansas City International Airport (@KCIAirport) January 17, 2020
BNA's President and CEO Doug Kreulen found some humor in the issue and sent the following tweet.
I hope @KCIAirport is not closing the airfield because they know the Tennessee Titans @Titans are heading your way. At BNA @Fly_Nashville we’re not afraid. I wouldn’t make a Titan mad, it won’t end well for @Chiefs https://t.co/gxSfr3Ag0u— Doug Kreulen (@DougKreulen) January 17, 2020
The tweet was met by some snarky comments from Kansas City Chiefs fans.
Flights on Sunday were open to be booked and could get fans into the city before the afternoon game. However, at least one man opted to drive to the city instead.
Craig Plattner was going to fly to the city for a family function, but said he has no choice to drive after no flights could accomodate his family of six.
"The earliest flight was going to get us in on noon on Sunday. The party is tomorrow. So, we are going to be driving this afternoon," he said.