Delta’s Florida service restarts, Atlanta operations stable after Irma

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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. 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
Tampa
Orlando
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.

Below is an updated airport-by-airport outlook for operations in the Caribbean, Florida and the southeastern U.S.

St. Maarten (SXM)
Canceled all flights beginning Wed. Sept. 6
Restart TBD (pending infrastructure assessment)

St. Thomas (STT)
Canceled all flights beginning Wed. Sept. 6
Delta humanitarian flight. Commercial flights to resume Wed. Sept. 13 (pending infrastructure assessment, government approval)

San Juan (SJU)

Canceled all flights beginning Thurs. Sept. 7
Restarted operations Fri., Sept. 8

Punta Cana (PUJ)
No Impact

Santiago (STI)
Canceled all flights beginning Wed. Sept. 6
Restarted operations Fri., Sept. 8

Port-au-Prince (PAP)
No impact

Providenciales (PLS)
Canceled all flights beginning Wed. Sept. 6
Flights to resume as scheduled, Wed. Sept. 13

Nassau (NAS)
Canceled all flights beginning Fri. Sept. 8
Flights resumed Mon. Sept. 11, no further impact

Georgetown/Exuma (GGT)

Will cancel beginning Sat., Sept. 9
Flights to resume as scheduled, Wed., Sept. 13

Marsh Harbor (MHH)
Will cancel beginning Sat., Sept. 9
Flights to resume as scheduled, Sat. Sept. 16

Freeport (FPO)
Will cancel beginning Sat., Sept. 9
Flights to resume as scheduled, Sat., Sept. 16

Havana (HAV)
Canceled flights Sun. Sept. 10
Flights to resume Tues. Sept. 12
(pending infrastructure assessment)

Florida

Key West (EYW)
Canceled all flights beginning Fri. Sept. 8
Restart anticipated Thurs. Sept. 14, (pending infrastructure assessment)

Miami (MIA)
All flights canceled after 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 8
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12, morning

Ft. Lauderdale (FLL)
All flights canceled after 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 8
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12, morning

West Palm Beach (PBI)

All flights canceled after 8 p.m. Fri., Sept. 8
Restart Mon., 9/11

Ft. Myers (RSW)

All flights canceled after 2 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9
Restart Tues. Sept. 12 evening
(pending infrastructure assessment)

Sarasota (SRQ)
All flights canceled Sun., Sept. 10
Restart tentatively planned Tues. Sept. 12
(pending infrastructure assessment)

Melbourne (MLB)

All flights canceled after 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12, morning
(pending infrastructure assessment)

Tampa (TPA)
All flights canceled Sun., Sept. 10
Restart Tues., Sept. 12

Orlando (MCO)
All flights canceled after 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9
Restart planned Tues., Sept. 12, (pending infrastructure assessment)

Daytona Beach (DAB)
All flights canceled after 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12 (pending infrastructure assessment)

Gainesville, FL (GNV)
Flights canceled after 9 p.m., Sat. Sept. 9
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12 (pending infrastructure assessment)

Jacksonville (JAX)
All flights canceled after 7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 9
Restart planned Tues., Sept. 12,

Tallahassee (TLH)

Operational Plan TBD
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12

Panama City (ECP)

All flights canceled Sept. 10
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12
(pending infrastructure assessment)

Georgia

Brunswick (BQK)
Limited flights Sun., Sept. 10 and continue Sept. 11
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 13
(pending infrastructure assessment)

Valdosta (VLD)
All flights canceled Sun., Sept. 10
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12
(pending infrastructure assessment)

Albany (ABY)
All flights canceled Sun., Sept. 10
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12
(pending infrastructure assessment)

Atlanta (ATL)
Approximately 140 Delta flights canceled Tues. Sept. 12, no additional anticipated
Delta recommends customers check delta.com for flight status and waivers

Savannah (SAV)
All flights canceled after 3 p.m. Sun. Sept. 10
Restart planned Tues. Sept. 12

Tennessee

Chattanooga (CHA)
Operational Plan TBD

Nashville (BNA)
Operational Plan TBD

Alabama

Dothan (DHN)
All flights canceled Sun., Sept. 10
Restart Tues., Sept. 12
(pending infrastructure assessment)

Birmingham (BHM)
No impact to operations expected

Huntsville (HSV)
No impact to operations expected

Montgomery (MGM)
No impact to operations expected

Mobile (MOB)
No impact to operations expected

South Carolina

Charleston (CHS)
Select flights cancellations Sept. 11
No further impact to operations expected

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