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"South Florida airports running smoothly"
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
South Florida airports running smoothly
By Mark Hollis And Susanna Bryan
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel
With the weekend's winter storms in the Midwest and Northeast having abated,
there were no major flight difficulties at South Florida's airports on
Christmas Eve, airport officials said Monday.
Meteorologists said the fog that plagued travel along much of the Eastern
Seaboard on Sunday cleared away early Monday, further easing flights delays
to and from the main airports in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Miami-Dade
County's airport had a few delays.
"It seems like everything is running on schedule. We just haven't
experienced any real delays, and there's not significant weather in the
Northeast corridor," said Palm Beach International Airport Operations
Manager Leonard Serratore. "We're actually operating on a regular schedule.
I don't see any delays."
Air traffic was smooth at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on
Monday, with most flights arriving and departing on time, said spokesman
"We are not experiencing any delays from arrivals across the country and
Canada," Siegel said. "Also our departures are on time."
Travelers at Miami International Airport saw some delays caused by weather
and the busy holiday, but for most it was trouble-free.
"We only had a couple cancellations and a handful of delays," said airport
spokesman Greg Chin. "Some are for weather and some are just because it's a
busy day affected by delays in other cities."
The outlook for air travel looks good for the next few days, as well.
Gusts in New York and Chicago could cause some local interruptions,
according to an FAA spokeswoman. But the weather looks good for air travel
on Christmas Day, she said, from New York to Florida and in most parts of
High winds and fog slowed air travel Sunday in the Northeast and parts of
the Midwest. According to the FAA, LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International
and Newark Liberty International airports experienced flight delays, with
some exceeding four hours.
In the Midwest on Sunday, many flights at Chicago's O'Hare and
Minneapolis-St. Paul International were canceled because of snow, ice and
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