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Atlanta - Delta To Cancel About 800 Flights Due To Irma

Published on: September 11, 2017 09:02 AM
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FILE - A Delta Airlines jet lands at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport following the announcement of a merger between Delta and Northwest Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia, April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell FILE - A Delta Airlines jet lands at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport following the announcement of a merger between Delta and Northwest Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia, April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Tami Chappell

Atlanta - Delta Air Lines Inc said it would cancel about 800 flights on Monday as it braces for Tropical Storm Irma at its Atlanta hub.

“Hurricane Irma is expected to bring to the Atlanta hub strong crosswinds that exceed operating limits on select mainline and regional aircraft,” Delta said on Monday. (http://bit.ly/2gXW5Cu)

The No. 2 U.S. airline by passenger traffic, whose business is heavily dependent on operations at the Atlanta airport, said it was planning to resume service to airports in Florida.

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Irma, ranked as one of the most powerful hurricanes recorded in the Atlantic, hit a wide swath of Florida over the past day. It is now a tropical storm with sustained winds of up to 70 miles per hour (110 km per hour).

Bigger rival American Airlines Group Inc said on Sunday it would not resume commercial flights at its Miami International Airport hub on Monday, but may operate flights to bring in staff and supplies.



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