Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights to and from Atlanta

Southwest Airlines canceled hundreds of flights to and from Atlanta

Meanwhile, airlines including Delta, United, American and JetBlue are winding down operations in southern Florida on Friday afternoon or early evening as Irma, now a powerful Category 4 hurricane, approaches the state.

Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson, canceled all of its Atlanta flights after 1 p.m., amounting to 60 to 70 percent of its Atlanta flights scheduled for Monday.

Meteorologists at Delta expect Irma to make landfall just west of Miami International Airport overnight Saturday, bringing wind gusts of up to 127 miles per hour.

Miami International Airport hopes to reopen for limited passenger service Tuesday after Hurricane Irma forced a days-long closure and damaged parts of the terminals and gates.

Air travel continues to be affected as a result of the storm's damage. Chin said Monday that they will be moved to the Concourse D fourth floor auditorium as the airport prepares to potentially reopen Tuesday.

Miami airport's difficulties add to the transportation chaos Irma has inflicted on Florida residents.

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Delta even announced on their page that they already put a $399 cap on all their flights from southern Florida until September 13.

Delta has also said that almost 40 airports throughout the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama have been or could be affected by closures, cancellations or delays.

Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) - Airport open, but check with your airline for information about flight status. And American Airlines was briefly under an FAA ground stop in Miami due to rerouting outbound aircraft.

The airport was to close after the final non-canceled flight today. "Flights originating from Europe and South America that were scheduled to arrive Friday have also been canceled".

While there were long lines at airports there was only one major incident reported.

With at least 10 Florida airports already suspending flights and now Atlanta down for the count, the ripple effect is expected to impact travel plans across the country throughout the week.