Hurricane Matthew snarled travel plans as it strengthened into a Category 4 storm on Thursday.
FlightAware said airlines have cancelled 3,785 flights between Wednesday and Saturday in anticipation of the storm making landfall in Florida late Thursday night. The flight tracking company said American Airlines, which has a hub in Miami, was the most impacted with 861 cancellations so far.
Some 341 arrivals and 305 departures were cancelled by 9 a.m., ET, for Miami International Airport, or about 90 percent of its daily flight schedule.
@iflymia: Currently, 341 arrivals & 305 departures are canceled at MIA, which is about 90% of our daily flight schedule. #HurricaneMatthew
The airport also emphasized that it is not a hurricane shelter.
@iflymia: Reminder MIA is not a hurricane shelter. For hurricane evacuation shelters please visit: http://www.miamidade.gov/hurricane/evacuation-assistance.asp … #HurricaneMatthew
Around midday, Miami International said it will relocate all travelers to a pre-security area between terminal D & E for safety reasons.
The Orlando International Airport said on Thursday morning that while it is almost done with its storm preparations, it expects to stop commercial service by 8 p.m., ET. The airport said it expects flights to resume on Saturday.
The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport suspended flights around 10:30 a.m., ET, Thursday.