A passenger checks the board to see if his flight has been cancelled. *MCT photo.
A passenger checks the board to see if his flight has been cancelled. *MCT photo.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2:15PM UPDATE: As Hurricane Irene batters the US east coast, 20 flights to and from Bermuda have been cancelled on Saturday and Sunday.

US Airways flight 1048 from Washington DC and American Airlines' flight scheduled to depart from New York at 8:35pm have been cancelled. 

Flights from Bermuda that were cancelled for Saturday include American's Airlines' 9:15am flight to JFK, JetBlue's 11:35am flight to New York, US Airways' 12:40pm flight to Washington DC and AirTran's 3:15pm flight to Baltimore. 

Sunday's flight schedule will be majorly disrupted with roughly have of the day's scheduled flights cancelled. A total of 15 flights to and from Bermuda now cancelled.

Sunday's departures which are cancelled:
American Airlines' 9:15am flight to New York
JetBlue's 11:35am flight to New York
Delta's 12:02pm flight to Boston
US Airways' 12:40pm flight to Washington DC
JetBlue's 1:35pm flight to Boston
US Airways' flight to Philly at 3:10pm
Continental Airlines' 3:55pm flight to Newark. 

Sunday's arriving flights that have been cancelled: 
JetBlue's 10:40am flight from JFK
Delta's 11:11am flight from Boston
US Airways' 11:48am flight from Washington DC
JetBlue's 12:40pm flight from Boston
US Airways' 1:35pm from Philadelphia
AirTran's 1:50pm from Baltimore
Continental Airlines' 3pm from Newark
American Airlines' 8:35pm from New York