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American Airlines cancels 2,000 flights out of Florida ahead of Irma

American Airlines, Miami’s largest carrier, is canceling flights out of Miami International Airport beginning Friday evening as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida. Mass cancellations will run through Sunday.

The last American flight out of Miami will depart to Newark, New Jersey at 6:37 p.m. Friday. The last inbound Miami flight on American will be a Chicago flight at 12:38 p.m. Friday.

Flights on Saturday and Sunday are canceled out of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach. Flights scheduled to arrive in Miami on Friday from Europe and South America have also been canceled.

In all, American canceled 600 flights Friday, 830 flights Saturday, 875 flights Sunday and 240 flights Monday.

American is waiving change fees for flights to and from dozens of destinations in Florida and the Caribbean because of Irma.

On Friday, American added seven extra flights from Miami and Fort Lauderdale: four to Dallas/Fort Worth and one to Charlotte from Miami, and one to Charlotte and one to New York’s LaGuardia Airport from Fort Lauderdale.

Chabeli Herrera: 305-376-3730, @ChabeliH

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