Hurricane Irma causing flight cancellations, airport closures in Tampa Bay area, Florida

Hurricane Irma

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Hurricane Irma is creating headaches for Tampa Bay area travelers as flights are canceled and airports close.

Here’s a look at how Irma is impacting airports. Links to airports are listed below if you need to check on a specific flight. (Be sure to check back, we will continue to update this story)-St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE)Airport to close at 11am Friday and will remain closed until further notice

Tampa International Airport (TPA) – Airport to close at 8 p.m. Saturday and will remain closed until further notice. All commercial flights will cease at 8 pm Saturday.

Sarasota-Bradenton International (SRQ)  – Airport closing to all air traffic at 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Monday. The return of flight operations will be determined based on the storm’s progress.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)  –  Due to Hurricane Irma, the airport will close on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. The last flight will depart FLL at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, September 8.

Orlando International Airport (MCO) – All operations will cease at 5 pm Saturday (or when the last flight scheduled to depart by 5 pm has taken off).

Miami International Airport (MIA) – Airport plans to remain open, however many flights are canceled. Parking garages are full.

Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) –  Airport plans to remain open, however many flights are canceled.

Here are some links to local airports if you need to check on a flight:

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