MIAMI — Today, Miami International Airport announced that passenger and cargo flight operations will resume on a limited basis after the transiting of Irma, a category 4 hurricane.
- Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport is currently open, as well as Miami Executive Airport. However, the FAA tower is closed due to several damages. Thereby, flights are operating with pilot-to-pilot communication.
- Miami Rental Car Center is open on its regular schedule.
- The majority of the airlines that serve MIA are not operating their complete flight schedules. The airport encourages all passengers to contact the airline immediately to confirm flight status before arriving at the airport.
- Miami-Homestead General Aviation Airport and Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport continue closed.
Furthermore, Hurricane Irma left several damages at the airport over the weekend. The airport’s aviation director and CEO, Emilio Gonzalez, tweeted the following:
— Emilio T Gonzalez (@emiliotgonzalez) September 10, 2017
Moreover, Gonzalez reported large water puddles and fallen ceiling tiles appeared in waiting areas while fallen trees and other damages were found in different locations of the airport:
Damage assessment teams deployed throughout @iflymia. Assessing water damage at all concourses, fallen trees, airfield, fuel & other damages
— Emilio T Gonzalez (@emiliotgonzalez) September 11, 2017
Currently, Hurricane Irma is transiting in Atlanta, GA, as a tropical depression, and is expected to conclude today.
The latest updates about MIA flight operations, and other related topics, for airport users and passengers are available at MIA’s twitter user, @iflymia.