Florida Airports Stall As Too Many Flights All Try To Leave

A Traffic Management Program is in effect for Miami International Airport, Ft.


U.S. carrier Delta said that strong winds and extended rain are expected in Atlanta, which could affect flights at its hub from today.

“We’ve added additional flights out of Florida, but those flights are mostly sold out”.

Here’s a look at how Irma is impacting airports.

Other airports are taking a different approach to the hurricane. He said water on the runways was receding.

Many people trying to escape Hurricane Irma’s path are having a hard time finding a way out.

“There are no passenger flights scheduled September 11”. Along Florida’s Gulf Coast, neither Tampa International nor Southwest Florida International were expected to resume service.

The downgrade didn’t stop airlines from canceling flights, however, as cancellations increased to 690 on Friday from 458 on Thursday, according to FlightStats.

Miami International Airport is closed today Monday and will begin only limited flights on Tuesday.

Additionally, Curry and airport officials have been coordinating with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the establishment of an emergency operations vehicle refueling point.

According to a tweet by Emilio Gonzalez, Miami International’s chief executive, there were wind gusts of at least 100 miles per hour at the airport. She said she owns a radio station on the eastern part of the island and wondered how damaged the towers had been. An airline employee told us there were about 50 people on the flight to Florida, but there were about 160 people on the flight out of Florida with Irma moving in.

Delta Airlines spokesperson Trebor Banstetter said that they are already investigating why that fare showed up on Expedia.

American will wind down operations in Orlando, which is a three and a half hour drive north from Miami, by 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Orlando’s busy worldwide airport says flight operations will halt there Saturday afternoon. All the remaining flights are canceled through Sunday.

“We’re not going to leave any aircraft in south Florida”, said Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for American. Customers whose flights are canceled or delayed for 90 minutes are also entitled to a refund. “I had to live with our daughter for a year before we could get back into our house”, he said. “Hopefully tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon”.


Airlines expanded their change-fee waivers to include airports as far north as the Carolinas.

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