South Florida Airports Prepare, Close For The Oncoming Storm

Airports in South Florida are starting to get their plans together to shut operations ahead of Hurricane Irma.

The last flight out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is set for 7:45 Friday night.

FLL will remain closed on both Saturday and Sunday, with travel resuming "as soon as possible after the hurricane has left the area." 

FLL also announced that all of their parking garages are full, and that anyone still heading to the airport must make other parking arrangements or be dropped off at the airport. 

Miami International Airport is set to officially remain open, though the airport encourages passengers to check their flight status before traveling to the airport. 

American Airlines will stop operating out of MIA after 4 p.m. Friday.

The airline has canceled all flights from MIA on Saturday and Sunday, and until further notice. Friday flights that were scheduled to arrive from Europe and South America have also been cancelled.

American Airlines is among the largest carriers at MIA. Its Miami hub employs about 11,000 people.

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