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Delta cancels 120 Florida flights due to Hurricane Matthew

Delta Air Lines is canceling 120 Florida flights due to Hurricane Matthew.

Flights to and from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are being canceled starting around noon Thursday, according to Atlanta-based Delta.


Flights into Miami are expected to restart late Thursday evening after the hurricane passes, while flights to and from Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach are expected to resume Friday morning.


Delta also canceled its flights at Nassau and Georgetown in the Bahamas for Wednesday and Thursday.

Flights to Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos resumed Wednesday, with an extra flight to Port-au-Prince for passengers whose travel was disrupted by the hurricane, according to Delta.

Flight cancellations are also expected for Melbourne, Orlando, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville on Friday, and Brunswick, Savannah, Charleston and Myrtle Beach through the weekend.

Delta is waiving certain change fees for customers who want to change their travel plans.

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, the second-largest carrier at Hartsfield-Jackson, also said flights may be delayed, diverted or canceled at Montego Bay, Nassau, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Charleston, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, and is waiving certain change fees.

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