Irma leads to flight cancellations at Blue Grass Airport
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Hurricane Irma has led to the cancellation of flights from Lexington to Orlando, Charlotte or Atlanta on Monday. In addition to those cancellations, airline officials have also grounded flights from Charlotte and Orlando that were scheduled to land at Blue Grass Airport.
Courtesy of iWitness viewer, Kassie.
Airlines are offering waivers to the passengers affected by the cancellations and are trying to help them find a different route if they still want to fly. Some airlines are also staffing their counters for extended hours to accommodate passengers who now have to change their plans.
Officials recommend you check the Blue Grass Airport website, or check with your airline before heading to the airport to make sure your flight has not been grounded.
"We encourage everyone to reach out to their airline, in particular, the websites and apps," said Amy Caudill with Blue Grass Airport. "Right now, call volume is very high, so the best way is definitely through online, and you can make all of your changes online.
All other flights scheduled to leave and land at Blue Grass Airport are still on-schedule.
Airport officials say they don't anticipate any more cancellations for Monday, but there could be more Tuesday.
CBS News reports that more than 9,000 U.S. flights were canceled since Saturday due to Hurricane Irma disrupting travel.