As Hurricane Matthew continues to churn through the Caribbean, it is becoming increasingly likely that it will touch close to Florida, therefore travel to and from the southern tip of the US state began to slow down on Wednesday, with many flights cancelled on Thursday and Friday.
Airlines have cancelled around 1,600 flights Wednesday evening which included 1,070 today and 400 on Friday and it is most likely that the numbers will continue to increase depending upon the activity of the storm.
All American Airline flights arriving into Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL), Miami International Airport (MIA) and Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) have been cancelled today (Thursday October 6th). The airline is planning on resuming with a reduced operation at 8 am Friday morning with full operation by 12 noon.
Delta Airlines have also cancelled flights; they've cancelled around 120 flights to and from Miami, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, beginning around noon today, with arrivals to Miami expecting to resume this evening and flights to and from Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach expected to resume Friday morning.
Depending on where the hurricane strikes, all airlines are preparing to suspend flights from Florida up through Georgia, South and North Carolina.
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