Miami International Airport Post-Irma update [September 13 ,2017 1030]

By: | at 10:55 AM | Air Cargo  

Passenger and cargo flights at Miami International Airport continue to increase toward a full daily schedule. There were 158 arrivals and 100 departures on September 12, but a total of 526 flights were cancelled. There were also 147 cargo-only flights yesterday.

  • The projected schedule for today includes 225 arrival flights and 208 departures, with a total of 402 flights cancelled – which is about 50 percent of MIA’s normal schedule.
  • Full flight operations by all airlines are expected sometime this weekend.
  • Since all airlines are not yet at a full schedule, passengers should contact their airline to confirm their flight’s status before coming to the airport.
  • The MIA Rental Car Center is now open, and Metrorail and Metrobus service at MIA is operating at a limited schedule. Taxi and Transportation Network Company service have also resumed.
  • Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport is open.
  • Miami Executive Airport is open, but the FAA tower is currently closed for damage assessment. Flights are operating with pilot-to-pilot communication.
  • Miami-Homestead General Aviation Airport and the Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport are now open.

Below is the latest information from MIA hub carrier American Airlines regarding their operations:

HURRICANE IRMA INFORMATION

8:00 a.m. ET, Sept. 13, morning update from American Airlines

OPERATIONS:

Hurricane Irma, now a post-tropical cyclone, has impacted our operation. We are now in the process of resuming limited operations at airports throughout Florida and the Caribbean (see updated scheduled below).

Resumption of service at all airports will be based on airport and roadway conditions, including the ability of our team members to get to work. We are also coordinating closely with our partners at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), TSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). These three agencies must conduct their own assessment of their operations prior to any airline resuming service.

Please review our latest Travel Alert at news.aa.com. As many flights are already sold out, we encourage our customers to only go to the airport if they have a confirmed ticket and their flight status shows “on time” on aa.com.

AIRPORTS OPENING:

Wednesday, September 13 (limited schedule):

  • Cienfuegos, Cuba (CFG)
  • Daytona Beach, Florida (DAB)
  • Fort Myers, Florida (RSW)
  • Freeport, Bahamas (FPO)
  • Havana, Cuba (HAV)
  • Hilton Head, South Carolina (HHH)
  • Melbourne, Florida (MLB)
  • Orlando, FL (MCO)
  • Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS)
  • Sarasota, Florida (SRQ)
  • Tampa, Florida (TPA)

Friday, September 15 (limited schedule):

  • Key West, Florida (EYW)
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (POS)
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)

Saturday, September 16 (limited schedule):

  • Cap-Haitien, Haiti (CAP)
  • Camaguey, Cuba (CMW)
  • Exuma, Bahamas (GGT)
  • Holguin, Cuba (HOG)
  • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)
  • St. Croix Island, U.S. Virgin Islands (STX)
  • St. Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKB)
  • St. Maarten, Saint Maarten (SXM)
  • St. Thomas Island, U.S. Virgin Islands (STT)
  • Varadero, Cuba (VRA)

Monday, September 25:

  • Santa Clara, Cuba (SNU)

Limited operations have resumed at the following airports:

  • Antigua, Antigua (ANU)
  • Destin / Fort Walton Beach, Florida (VPS)
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL)
  • Gainesville, Florida (GNV)
  • Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)
  • Miami, Florida (MIA)
  • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
  • Pensacola, Florida (PNS)
  • Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP)
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • Savannah, Georgia (SAV)
  • Tallahassee, Florida (TLH)
  • West Palm Beach, Florida (PBI)

FARES:

To help us return to normal operations quickly, we capped one-way nonstop fares at $99 for Main Cabin and $199 for premium cabins (connecting fares may be higher) through Sept. 17 to or from all cities covered under the Travel Alert in Florida, as well as Charleston, S.C., Hilton Head, S.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Savannah, Ga.

TRAVEL ALERT:

The current travel alert allows customers whose travel plans are impacted by Hurricane Irma to rebook without change fees. Customers can reschedule their travel on aa.com by retrieving their reservation, or by contacting American reservations at +1-800-433-7300 in the U.S. or Canada. Customers calling from outside the U.S. or Canada should check aa.com for our worldwide reservation phone numbers. Customers are also encouraged to check the status of their flight on aa.com.

FLIGHT CANCELATIONS:

  • Sept. 13: 500 flights canceled
  • Sept. 14: 430 flights canceled
  • Sept. 15: 370 flights canceled
  • Sept. 16: 55 flights canceled
  • Sept. 17: 25 flights canceled
  • Sept. 18: 8 flights canceled
  • Sept. 19: 2 flights canceled

SUPPORTING THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANES IRMA AND HARVEY

American has partnered with the Red Cross for many years and is part of a select group of leading corporations that provide the highest level of support to American Red Cross preparedness and relief efforts. As Hurricane Irma unfolds the Red Cross is prepared to shelter up to 55,000 people over the weekend. Red Cross anticipates sheltering these people will cost nearly $3 million. With the unique ability to activate immediately and assess critical needs during times of disaster, the Red Cross, has the infrastructure in place and relationships with local and foreign governments allowing immediate accessibility to affected areas and approved relief items. From now through Sept. 24, 2017, AAdvantage® members can earn 10 miles for every dollar donated to the Red Cross with a minimum $25 donation. Learn more on aa.com.


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