Hurricane Irma: Disruption to flights at Heathrow and Gatwick

American Airlines aircraft sit on the tarmac at Miami International Airport

Hurricane Irma: Disruption to flights at Heathrow and Gatwick

The storm also knocked out portions of the airport's security fence and damaged some gate areas and awnings, airport CEO Emilio Gonzalez said.

Airlines have cancelled more than 1,800 flights in and out of Florida and the Caribbean.

"After damage and security assessments to MIA's facility and infrastructure are conducted [Monday], we will determine if passenger flights can resume on Tuesday", Miami International said in a statement Monday afternoon.

Report say operations at the MIA are expected to re-open with a limited schedule on Tuesday.

"'Our cruise got cancelled on Tuesday and this was the first flight that my son, my husband and I could all get out on together", said Haley Duran.

American Airlines Group Inc., (AAL) which operates Charlotte and Miami hubs, said almost all its Florida operations will remain shut down on Monday, except for Destin/Fort Walton Beach in the Florida panhandle.

Officials say there was no damage at the airport but they were waiting Monday on restoration of power before flights can take off and land.

Today's scheduled BA 10:10 flight to Grand Cayman will not be stopping at Nassau.

JetBlue and Southwest said flights will be reduced or canceled until at least Wednesday.

Orlando International Airport will end commercial operations at 5 p.m. on Saturday, officials said, noting that the last time the airport was closed to commercial traffic was during Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Other airlines had already ceased operations in the region. Irma's storm surge is expected to start hitting parts of southern Florida on Sunday and Monday as it moves inland.

On Sunday, American Airlines (AAL) announced that theirtravel waiver now includes a total of 50 airports.

There was relief and happy reunions at DFW Airport Saturday as people flew in from Florida, seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma.

Wind from Hurricane Irma whip the flags on City Hall, Monday, Sept., 11, 2017, in Savannah, Ga. Southwest Airlines: Service was canceled through Monday.

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