UPDATE: Delta’s Florida service restarts, Atlanta operations stable
4 p.m. ET Tuesday update:
Hurricane Irma drove no further cancellations Tuesday as the weakened storm spread rain and less severe winds across Alabama and Tennessee, allowing most Florida operations to resume and its Atlanta hub to work unimpeded.
Delta was honored today to be the first airline to resume service at Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, Fort Lauderdale and, on Monday, West Palm Beach. The smooth restart was the result of precise coordination of Delta teams across airports, flight operations, in-flight service, maintenance, dispatch and others.
Delta will resume service to Fort Myers on Tuesday evening and expects a full schedule Wednesday. Daytona Beach service will resume Wednesday morning. Flying at Brunswick, Ga.; Key West, Fla.; St. Thomas; Virgin Islands; Turks and Caicos and St. Maarten will continue to be evaluated for the safe resumption of service when possible.
Customers are encouraged to check the status of their flight on the Fly Delta app or at delta.com before leaving for the airport. Delta has combined and consolidated fee waivers through Sept. 20 for customers transiting three dozen destinations where flights will be affected by Irma, and created a new waiver for St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Turks and Caicos for customers ticketed through Oct. 31, 2018.
Delta will continue to support employees in communities affected by the storm.
6 a.m. ET Tuesday update:
As degraded tropical depression Irma sloshes across Alabama and Tennessee Tuesday, Delta teams are poised to resume most scheduled flying to and from Florida and reset its Atlanta hub operation after Irma’s impact on Monday.
Approximately 140 flight cancels Tuesday are expected out of more than 5,500 scheduled and Delta does not expect that number to increase. With the exception of Irma, good operational weather across the continental U.S. is forecast for the next few days. Customers can easily check flight status, check-in for flights and more on the Fly Delta app and at delta.com.
Delta will be operating several extra flights Tuesday between Atlanta and the following destinations:
- Miami (with widebody Boeing 767-400 aircraft bringing 262 additional seats each way)
- Fort Lauderdale
Additional, an extra flight between New York-JFK and San Juan, Puerto Rico and Los Angeles and Miami will operate. Finally, Delta’s humanitarian flight from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos to Detroit will fly today.
Delta encourages customers to check the status of their flight on the Fly Delta app or at delta.com before leaving for the airport. Delta has combined and consolidated fee waivers through Sept. 20 for customers transiting three dozen destinations where flights will be affected by Irma, and created a new waiver for St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Turks and Caicos for customers ticketed through Oct. 31.
For additional information and an updated airport-by-airport outlook for operations in the Caribbean, Florida and the southeastern U.S. please visit Delta News Hub.