Travelers trying to head to Florida dealing with flight cancellations

Most flights in and out of ILM on Monday have been cancelled

Most flights in and out of ILM on Monday have been cancelled

But Irma's reach is long and meteorologists are now predicting that even after a week of ravaging the Caribbean and Florida, the superstorm could continue to travel as far north as IL and Ohio. He said there was significant water damage throughout its facilities. Normal operation is expected to resume on Tuesday.

American and Delta canceled all flights out of Fayetteville Regional Airport Monday, mainly because of weather conditions in Charlotte and Atlanta.

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The No. 2 US airline by passenger traffic, whose business is heavily dependent on operations at the Atlanta airport, said it was planning to resume service to airports in Florida. It is unlikely these airports will reopen before Tuesday.

A lone passenger waits to be picked up at the otherwise busy arrivals terminal at Orlando International Airport.

Overall, 3,968 flights had been canceled nationwide, while 8,281 were delayed as of Monday morning, according to FlightAware. Southwest was the hardest hit with 745 cancellations, followed by American with 713.

"I would suspect people will be trying to book flights into Florida to see what damage has been done to their property", said Albany International spokesman Doug Myers Sunday, referring to the many Capital Region residents who own houses or condos in Florida. Spokeswoman Victoria Moreland said the airport is ready to take any flights for the recovery effort Monday, but commercial operations remain halted until power is restored to the facility.

Marilyn Funk of Palmetto Fla. arrives at Albany International Airport after escaping from the impeding Hurricane Irma on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Colonie, N.Y.

Airports and airlines are working together to restore service in Florida after Hurricane Irma slammed the state, cancelling over 12,600 flights through Tuesday. The day will give the airport time to get personnel as numerous facility's 4000 workers were affected by the storm. "Hopefully tomorrow, tomorrow afternoon".

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