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Flight cancellations mount as Irma barrels through Florida

Published:Monday | September 11, 2017 | 9:08 PM
A traveller looks at a monitor listing cancelled flights at Miami International Airport, on September 8. – AP Photo

Big airports in Florida remain closed, and flight cancellations are spreading north along the track of Tropical Storm Irma.

American Airlines said it won't resume flights in Miami until at least Tuesday, revising its plans to restart late Monday.

An airline spokesman says the timetable depends on approval by federal aviation officials and the ability of security screeners and airport vendors to return to work.

More than 3,800 US flights scheduled for Monday were cancelled by late morning — and more than 9,000 since Saturday — according to tracking service FlightAware.

Disruptions have spread beyond Florida. Delta Air Lines is cancelling 900 flights Monday, including many at its Atlanta hub because of high winds. American is cancelling 300 flights in Charlotte, North Carolina, due to wind.