Updated Sep 28, 2022 - Economy

Flight cancellations top 2,000 as Hurricane Ian nears Florida

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Flight information is displayed at the Miami International Airport on July 27. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

More than 2,000 flights into, within or out of the U.S. were canceled as of mid-morning Wednesday as Hurricane Ian prepares to make landfall in Florida, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

By the numbers: Florida's Orlando International Airport had canceled at least 316 scheduled departure flights as well as 385 arrival flights, per the tracker.

  • Meanwhile, Miami International Airport had canceled 234 departures and another 211 arrivals, and Tampa International Airport had tallied 178 canceled departures and 178 arrivals.

The big picture: Another 1,600 flights scheduled for Thursday have also been canceled, CNN reported.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with additional details.

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