Major Airlines Are Helping Get People Safely Out Of Irma's Way

Major Airlines Are Helping Get People Safely Out Of Irma's Way”

"All flights have ceased operations in preparation for Hurricane Irma": that is the blunt message on the front page of Miami International Airport's website.

The Category 4 hurricane with 130 miles per hour winds blew farther west than initially expected, inundating the Florida Keys and aiming for the west coast of the peninsula.

All other flights scheduled to leave and land at Blue Grass Airport are still on-schedule. Sheltair, which operates 11 FBOs throughout the state reported no major damage at any of them, aside from roof leaks and water incursion in some of its hangars. For certain Caribbean destinations that sustained severe damage, the fee waiver is valid for travel between September 5-October 31, 2017.

United Kingdom airlines have cancelled many flights to Florida, and rescheduled others.

Delta has a major hub at Hartsfield-Jackson.

Sunday's late flight in from Atlanta at 9:45 p.m. has been canceled, as have all five flights (three outbound and two inbound to Albany) that had been scheduled for Monday. "We're offering emergency flights for South Florida residents, to NY, to warrant their safety".

Empty runways and gates at Miami International Airport.

Major Airlines Are Helping Get People Safely Out Of Irma's Way

British Airways has also cancelled Saturday's round-trip to Antigua "due to a change in the path of Hurricane Jose". Southwest was the hardest hit with 745 cancellations, followed by American with 713.

The airport said most of the airport has power but crews need to assess the damage left by Irma and make any repairs before resuming operations. However, one resident from Florida accused Delta Airlines of price-gouging after the price of a plane ticket increased heavily.

Meanwhile, Fort Lauderdale International said via Twitter that it has not set a definite opening day and time yet.

The airport's normal schedule features 40 daily flights.

A boat which came ashore following Hurricane Irma in Key Biscayne, Florida.

"At this point, we have pre-staged as many people and commodities as we are able to", she said.

That was no surprise, but the airline in an update Monday morning also gave a brief explanation of the weather factors that made the decision so clear. And in order to get people out on time there are 16,000 employees at airport, meaning that it's working at full capacity. "Hopefully tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon".

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