HOUSTON (AP) – According to Houston-based FlightAware.com, airlines canceled 1,594 flights for Wednesday through Friday because of Hurricane Matthew.
It says 124 flights were canceled in the U.S., Bahamas and Haiti on Wednesday due to the storm. The most affected airports were Miami (51 flights) and Nassau, Bahamas (43 flights). It says American Airlines canceled the most flights: 63.
The website says 1,070 flights have already been canceled in the United States for Thursday. The most-affected airports are Miami, with 512 flights, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with 287. American, with 477 flights, and Southwest, with 145 flights, led in cancellations.
For Friday, FlightAware says 400 U.S. flights have been canceled. Southwest canceled the most, 268 flights. The airport in Orlando, Florida, was the most affected by Friday cancellations, with 253 flights.
FlightAware says it expects the number of cancellations to rise.
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