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South Florida airports could see flight delays, cancellations as storms progress along the East coast

If you’re flying out of South Florida airports this weekend, pay close attention to the storms brewing on the East coast and check your flight status for any delays or cancellations.

Officials at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and Palm Beach Internationalairports say there have been no weather-related flight delays or cancellations so far, but that could change as the current storms progress.

Greg Meyer, spokesman for the Fort Lauderdale airport, said he expects some flight delays and cancelations over the weekend as Hurricane Earl and Tropical Storm Fiona continue their paths.

“At some point [this weekend] we’ll be impacted because this huricane [Earl] is affecting the East Coast and most of our traffic runs along the coast,” Meyer said.

U.S. Airways has a major hub in Charlotte, N.C., and JetBlue Airways is based in New York. Both are major carriers serving the Fort Lauderdale airport.

Sandy Davis, spokeswoman for Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, said airport officials are monitoring the weather patterns and remain in contact with airlines about any delays or cancellations.

“Everthing is either departed or on time,” so far, Davis said.


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