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South Florida's Airports Still Feeling Sandy's Impact

The cancellations were from carriers serving the northeast

By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel
|  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012  |  Updated 12:20 PM EDT
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South Florida's airports were still feeling the impact of Sandy on Wednesday.

At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International 75 flights were cancelled, 40 were arrivals and 35 were departures. The aircraft parked at the airport was down to 25. At Miami International Airport, 55 flights were cancelled. A total of 33 were arrivals and 22 were departures.

"Each day it will get a little better," said Greg Chin, spokesman for the Miami International Airport.

In Fort Lauderdale, the cancellations were from all carriers that serve the northeast area, said Gregory Meyer, Broward County Aviation Department spokesman.

"They are hoping to be back at 100 percent by Saturday," he said.

He added that the airport is not as full as usual because of the decreased flights, but he said 70 percent of the flights are still going all over the country and internationally.

Chin said Wednesday's cancellations were lower than Tuesday because Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports had reopened with limited service just after 7 a.m.

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