With Hurricane Irma closing in on Florida, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport announced it will shut down its air traffic control tower at 4 p.m. Saturday and remain closed until 1 p.m. Monday.
American Airlines canceled all flights into and out of SRQ starting Friday night, with service scheduled to resume Monday. Air Canada canceled its Saturday flight, while Delta Airlines, Elite Airways and JetBlue Airways said all Sunday nights were canceled.
Meanwhile, Tampa International Airport announced it will cease commercial airline operations at 8 p.m. Saturday as Hurricane Irma continues its way toward Florida. Airport officials didn’t say when service would resume at TIA.
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport closed at 11 a.m. Friday until further notice.
Operations are scheduled to cease at Orlando International Airport at 5 p.m. Saturday.