Emirates cancels flights to Florida as Hurricane Irma closes in
The Dubai airline also cancelled flights to Orlando on Monday
Emirates airline cancelled all flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando on Sunday as Hurricane Irma approached Florida, having left scenes of devastation across the Caribbean.
The airline also cancelled flights to Orlando on Monday and disruption to other flights serving the Sunshine State looked likely as the storm approached.
"We are monitoring the situation closely, and aim to give customers as much notice as possible if there are any further changes to our operations," Emirates said in a statement on its website.
Authorities ordered 6.3 million people to evacuate Florida ahead of the arrival of Irma, which has so far left 25 people dead.
As of this morning, the centre of the storm was about 90km south-southeast of Key West, with sustained winds of up to 130mph.
Updated: September 10, 2017 01:48 PM