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91 flights at Tampa International Airport canceled as Irene travels northeast

TAMPA — With tropical storm Irene hitting the Northeast, airlines canceled 91 flights scheduled Sunday to arrive or depart from Tampa International Airport, an airport spokeswoman said.

That includes 46 arrivals and 45 departures mostly traveling between the northeastern states, airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan said. The storm grounded trips to and from New York, one of Tampa's most popular destinations, Geoghagan said, as well as flights involving the Washington, D.C., area and Philadelphia.

On average, 230 arrivals and 230 departures go through Tampa International on Sundays, Geoghagan estimated.

"It's very quiet this morning," she said. She cautioned passengers traveling in the next two to four days to check with airlines for delays or cancellations.

Airlines had also nixed 41 Saturday flights through Tampa.

"It's going to take awhile to get ramped back up," Geoghagan said.

91 flights at Tampa International Airport canceled as Irene travels northeast 08/28/11 [Last modified: Sunday, August 28, 2011 1:01pm]
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