Hurricane Matthew causes flight cancellations at MSY

October 6, 2016 | Updated: 12:41 p.m., October 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Airlines are closely monitoring Hurricane Matthew, already canceling thousands of flights. As for Louis Armstrong International Aiport, several flights were canceled Thursday due to the hurricane.

As of 10:55 a.m. Thursday, a Spirit flight and a Southwest flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, have been canceled. A Southwest flight to Tampa has been canceled as well.

Three American Airlines flights to Miami have been canceled.

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Flights to Orlando from United, Allegiant and Southwest – also canceled.

According to, roughly 2,300 flights have been canceled since Wednesday. That number’s expected to grow throughout Thursday. About 1,200 flights have already been canceled for Friday.

Make sure you check with your airline before you head out to the airport -- you can check the MSY website here.