Hurricane Matthew cancels flights out of CVG

Hurricane Matthew cancels flights out of CVG

HEBRON, KY (FOX19) - Hurricane Matthew is impacting flights across the globe, including ones right here at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Thousands of flights are canceled globally ahead of the storm Thursday that is currently a Category 3 with maximum winds of 125 mph.

Matthew is expected to be producing 130 mph winds, Category 4 storm that can cause "catastrophic" damage, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Five flights out of CVG to Florida' east coast and Orlando are canceled Thursday:

  • American to Miami
  • Delta to Tampa
  • Delta to Fort Lauderdale
  • Frontier to Orlando International
  • Allegiant to Orlando Sanford

Incoming flights are not impacted yet.

If you are traveling anywhere in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, check with your airline before heading to CVG Thursday, an airport spokeswoman said.

You also can check your flight status at

Airports in Florida are on alert and some are ceasing flights Thursday as the deadly storm closes in on the southern part of the state.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will shut down at 10:30 a.m.

An airport in Orlando's northern suburbs that serves Allegiant Air flights out of CVG will cease domestic commercial flights at 10 a.m. and international flights at 6:30 p.m.

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