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Florida air travel shuts down ahead of Hurricane Irma

11 September, 2017, 23:56 | Author: Jeff Stephens
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JetBlue Airways have also run out of seats for flights out of the state through next Wednesday, according to a spokesman.

"Heavy winds and rain Monday [are] expected to impact some flights", the airline said.

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Farther north in South Carolina, Boeing said it was suspending manufacturing operations starting on Saturday (Sept. 9) morning. In Central Florida, no passenger flights were planned at Orlando International, with more than 300 flights canceled. The bulk of those cancellations were at Hartsfield-Jackson International and Miami International Airport. "After damage assessment, we will determine if passenger flights will resume on Tuesday, September 12". He said there was significant water damage throughout its facilities. They have added six more flights before they shut down operations in the state.

Both American and Southwest airlines have a significant presence in Florida and the Caribbean. The situation is a particular headache for American Airlines, the country's largest air carrier, which uses Miami as a major hub.

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As Hurricane Irma raged up the west coast of Florida, images of the storm were pouring from news sites and it's inevitable that aircraft and airports will have suffered from the onslaught.

Atlanta Airport tweeted this on Monday: "Rain/wind from #irma have arrived". Commercial airline flights had already been halted in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, among others. Tuesday's early flight - an outbound that has been scheduled for 5:30 a.m. - also has been canceled. The day will give the airport time to get personnel as numerous facility's 4,000 workers were affected by the storm.

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Further north, at Tampa International officials said early inspections showed minimal damage after the airport sustained winds of up to 52 miles per hour and gusts of 66 miles per hour. American, for example, had canceled all of its flights there through Monday.


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