Published on : Saturday, October 8, 2016
Delta’s operations at airports stretching from Melbourne Fla., north through Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., remain halted Friday evening as a result of Hurricane Matthew. The now category 3 storm prompted evacuation orders and states of emergency along the southeast coast.
Delta meteorologist studying computer Flights are expected to resume in many cities Saturday morning after the storm passes with airports further north restarting Sunday morning.
Melbourne Airport, located just south of where Matthew made its near-landfall approach in the predawn hours Friday morning, is likely to restart operations Saturday morning, following an assessment of facilities, infrastructure and staffing. Orlando International Airport expects to accept its first arrival at 8 a.m. Saturday with the inbound of Delta flight 196 and a normal schedule for the remainder of the day.
Operations at Jacksonville International Airport, which was ordered closed Friday, are expected to resume Saturday morning as well.
Coastal airports in Georgia and South Carolina will remain closed until Sunday morning. Delta extended a severe weather waiver through Sunday to include a number of airports along the North Carolina coast to allow customers to adjust their travel plans around the storm’s impact.
Operations at Florida’s southern-most airports, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach all restarted operations Friday morning.