Hurricane Ida to impact US Gulf Coast airports – Updated

American Airlines is closely monitoring Hurricane Ida, which made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on Cuba’s Isle of Youth on Aug. 27 and is expected to strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane, impacting southeast Louisiana and nearby states as it makes a second landfall on Aug. 29.

In order to assist customers who have chosen to evacuate via air, American added reduced, last-minute fares for the cities in the central U.S. Gulf Coast that are expected to be impacted by Hurricane Ida Aug. 27 through Aug. 31.

American also issued a travel alert for 12 airports in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

From the National Hurricane Center: