Air traffic in Florida is reaching new levels as people in the
state try to shun before Hurricane Irma
Airports in the state, including Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport and Key West International Airport, will
start shutting down on Friday afternoon and sojourn sealed on
Saturday and Sunday. Orlando International Airport plans to cease
operations by 5 p.m. on Saturday.
While Miami International Airport has not strictly announced
its closing, many airlines are ceasing operations there on Friday
As these shutdowns approach, airlines are trying to get as many
people out as probable by reshuffling resources to supplement more
flights out of Florida.
Since Wednesday, Delta has combined 5,000
seats and 24 flights servicing Florida and tools of the
Caribbean. American Airlines combined 3,600 seats and 16 flights out
of Miami. Both airlines have also
capped sheet prices to make them some-more affordable for people
All of the additional flights, though, are causing some complicated air
traffic and poignant delays.
Flights out of Miami and Fort Lauderdale were behind about an
hour as of noon on Friday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Between Miami and Orlando alone, there were some 180
Florida-bound flights as of 11:30 ET Friday and 332 departures,
many of which were streamer north, according to
A lot of the air traffic out of Florida was coming from Miami,
which is in the trail of the storm.
Hurricane Irma — now a Category 4 charge with limit sustained
winds of 155 mph — is approaching to hit South Florida by late
Saturday or early Sunday.
Here’s an picture that shows how many planes were trying to get
into Florida on Friday morning:
And here’s a picture showing how much moody traffic was trying
to get out of Florida: