Delta Adds Large International Aircraft To Help Evacuate Before Hurricane Irma

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As Hurricane Irma moves ever closer, Delta is making more efforts to help passengers evacuate Florida. Delta added extra flights and up-sized aircraft throughout Florida yesterday including using three of its largest international wide-body aircraft, the Boeing 747. Since Wednesday, the airline has added 8,300 additional seats out of Florida and the Caribbean to help get customers and employees out of the Southeast.

Delta also put a ferry flight in place from Fort Lauderdale to Atlanta for employees and family members late last night. Over 800 future flights have been cancelled due to the major impact expected from Hurricane Irma across the Caribbean and Florida.

From Delta’s website:

“Departures from south Florida airports are expected through 7 p.m. before operations cease. Delta will continue to work closely with all aviation stakeholders to assess when flying can safely resume. Additional cancellations are expected throughout Florida airports Saturday and Sunday.”

“Delta continues to update its operational plan for Irma, a powerful Category 4 storm, for Georgia and its hub in Atlanta. The airline has expanded its existing weather waiver to include Atlanta and other Georgia airports for customers who have travel booked through Sept. 17.”

Check out our other article covering the major airlines waivers for travel impacted by Hurricane Irma.

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