Air travel continues to be affected as a result of the storm's damage.
Orlando International Airport closed Saturday and won't reopen to passenger traffic until after Hurricane Irma has passed, a damage assessment has been completed, necessary recovery efforts have been made and airlines are consulted to determine when best to resume operations.
Southwest Airlines, the second largest airline in Atlanta, said the winds were forcing the cancellation of all of its flights out of the airport after 1 p.m. ET. The strong crosswinds are expected to exceed the operating limits of some of Delta's mainline and regional jets.
According to the website, Delta customers who were scheduled to travel through airports in Florida and Georgia, as well as select airports in other states, can make one change to their itinerary without having to pay a fee. Arrives at Albany International Airport with her two pet Chihuahuas after escaping from the impeding Hurricane Irma on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Colonie, N.Y. According to USA Today, the Savannah airport canceled all of its flights by Saturday evening. Gusts of 94 miles per hour were recorded there, he said. But it added 16 last-minute flights to fly a total of 3,600 people out of Miami.
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Miami's airport is open for now, though its primary tenant - American Airlines - said it will halt its schedule there by 4 p.m. Friday.
The airport was relatively empty as travelers got word that flights would be canceled in the afternoon.
Hurricane Irma's attack comes few weeks after hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, Texas.
The carrier started watching Irma on August 30 at its operations centre in Calgary, which monitors and manages the movement of aircraft 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Some airlines capped their fares amid reports of price-gouging.