American cancels some flights due to Ida

Published 1:38 pm Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tropical Storm Ida is prompting some flight cancellations at Louisiana’s largest commercial airport.

An American Airlines spokeswoman says the carrier and regional American Eagle have cancelled late Monday flights from Dallas, Miami, Chicago and St. Louis into Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport due to expected stormy conditions.

Spokeswoman Andrea Huguely says the carriers did not want aircraft sitting around overnight when conditions along the Gulf Coast could deteriorate because of Ida.

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AeroMexico also canceled its Monday evening flight into the airport and Tuesday’s morning departure.

Huguely says more than three dozen flights were expected to be cancelled late Monday and early Tuesday in Gulf Coast communities the airlines serve.