Qatar Airways flights bound to Miami from Doha on September 9 and 10 have been cancelled due to bad weather conditions. The announcement was made on the airline website and social media pages.
Irma, one of the three hurricanes approaching North America is expected to hit Florida by Sunday afternoon. A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for some areas which includes downtown Miami and Miami Beach.
Qatar Airways announced that “flights QR 777 from Doha to Miami and QR 778 from Miami to Doha are cancelled for 9 and 10 September, due to adverse weather conditions.”
The airline further said on the website that “passengers holding tickets to or from Miami are advised to contact their local booking agent and to check the Flight Status tab on the Qatar Airways website for the latest updates.”
The hurricane is expected to reach Florida by the weekend. American Airlines will also be closing down operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Sarasota and West Palm Beach by Friday noon along with the cancellation of flights through the weekend.
Around 170 flights were cancelled by late Wednesday noon at Luis Munoz Marin Airport International Airport near San Juan, Puerto Rico.