Over half of flights delayed, canceled at Tampa International Airport; incoming flights grounded


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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — If you’re planning on taking a flight out of Tampa Saturday, check on your flight status.

At about 1:41 p.m. Saturday, the Tampa International Airport’s website reported that 307 out of Saturday’s 649 flights were delayed, and another 63 were canceled.

In total, that is about 59% of Saturday’s flights being affected. According to a representative from the Federal Aviation Administration, there is an average delay of 30 minutes due to thunderstorms.

“TPA and other Florida airports are experiencing a high number of delays and cancellations due to a long band of thunderstorms to the north of us,” Tampa International Airport said in a statement to 8 On Your Side. “The FAA has a delay program in effect for arriving and departing flights, primarily due to the weather  and the high volume of flights today.”

The FAA’s National Airspace System Status website states that all departures to the airport have been have been grounded.

If you need to make your flight is running on time, you can check your flight status on this webpage.

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