Hurricane Irma cancels dozens of flights to and from LAX

Los Angeles International Airport said it had staff on hand Saturday to help people stranded or arriving at LAX due to Hurricane Irma in Florida.

Twenty-four flights to Florida were cancelled Saturday, and 17 flights out of the storm area to LAX were also cancelled, said LAX Public Information Officer Frederick Badlissi. Flights to and from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Orlando, Miami and Tampa were affected.

"In addition to their normal availability, LAX's Guest Services will be available to provide information and basic assistance to travelers stranded at the airport by Irma," Badlissi said. "They will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (today) and Sunday.

He also said LAX officials are currently monitoring developments related to Hurricane Irma and the recent earthquake in Mexico, and are in constant contact with airports in the affected regions, as well as the airlines that operate between LAX and those airports.

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