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Pending continued facility damage assessments at San Juan’s Luis Munoz International Airport, Delta plans to restart operations to Puerto Rico Saturday, with flights between the island and its hubs in Atlanta and New York-JFK International. Customers are encouraged to check flight status for the most up to date information.

Elsewhere in the Caribbean, Delta resumed its full schedule to the Dominican Republic Thursday with flights to Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Santiago. To offer customers more opportunity to travel to or from the island, Delta added two additional flights to Punta Cana.

Flights to Providenciales in Turks and Caicos and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands are cancelled Thursday and Delta is evaluating a Friday restart. The airline continues to evaluate operations at St. Maarten, which were suspended after the island was badly hit by Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria.

Delta has capped Main Cabin, one-way nonstop fares at $199 for flights departing San Juan, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo through Sept. 25 - the airline extended the period Thursday - and is temporarily waiving baggage and pet in cabin fees for customers traveling to and from San Juan and several other airports in the region. See delta.com for a full list.

A travel waiver has been issued for passengers flying out of San Juan from Sept. 19-26. The waiver, which allows customers to change plans without incurring a fee, also covers customers from St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos with tickets issued from Sept. 5 to Dec. 31. Delta advises customers to visit delta.com to check the status of booked flights to the region.

Limited flights to Key West Airport, which has been closed since Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Keys, resumed Wednesday. 

10 a.m. Thurday update:

With Hurricane Maria having moved through Puerto Rico, operations have been suspended at San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin Airport Thursday. All flights at the airport have been cancelled for that day amid widespread damage to island infrastructure. A restart of service is currently planned for Friday. 

The eye of Maria, now a Category 3 storm, is expected to pass near the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic on Wednesday and early Thursday. 

Currently there is no interruption of service from the Santo Domingo and Santiago, DR, airports, but operations in Punta Cana have yet to be reestablished pending airport assessment. 

Delta has capped Main Cabin, one-way nonstop fares at $199 for flights departing San Juan, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo through Sept. 25 - the airline extended the period Thursday - and is temporarily waiving baggage and pet in cabin fees for customers traveling to and from San Juan and several other airports in the region. See delta.com for a full list.

A travel waiver has been issued for passengers flying out of San Juan from Sept. 19-26. The waiver, which allows customers to change plans without incurring a fee, also covers customers from St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos with tickets issued from Sept. 5 to Dec. 31. Delta advises customers to visit delta.com to check the status of booked flights to the region.

Limited flights to Key West Airport, which has been closed since Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Keys, resumed Wednesday. 

 

10 a.m. Wednesday update:

As the eye of Hurricane Maria starts to slowly move away from Puerto Rico, Delta awaits reports on the condition of San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin Airport to evaluate a restart of flights now planned for Thursday.

San Juan airport, Sept. 20Tuesday night Flight 9862 was the last flight to depart from San Juan. The flight was one of three added to double the operation's normal capacity and allow customers to evacuate before Maria's arrival.

Delta has capped Main Cabin, one-way nonstop fares at $199 for flights departing San Juan, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo through Sept. 21 and is temporarily waiving baggage and pet in cabin fees for customers traveling to and from San Juan and several other airports in the region. See delta.com for a full list.

A travel waiver has been issued for passengers flying out of San Juan from Sept. 19-26. The waiver, which allows customers to change plans without incurring a fee, also covers customers from St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos with tickets issued from Sept. 5 to Dec. 31. Delta advises customers to visit delta.com to check the status of booked flights to the region.

An operational restart in St. Thomas is also planned Thursday, but is dependent on infrastructure damage assessments after the storm passes. Flights to St. Maarten are expected to resume Saturday, pending further evaluation of airport and surrounding facilities after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Limited flights to Key West Airport, which has been closed since Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Keys, are expected to resume Wednesday.  

 

1 p.m. Tuesday update:

​Delta teams are finalizing operational plans as yet another hurricane, expected to bring "devastating to catastrophic impacts" according to the National Weather Service, bears down on the Caribbean.

Hurricane Maria is expected to hit the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico overnight Tuesday-Wednesday. Delta will continue flying to San Juan all day Tuesday from its hubs in Atlanta and New York, and has added three extra flights above its normal flight schedule to allow residents and visitors more opportunities to evacuate. Delta flights to St. Thomas remain cancelled due to the approaching storm and infrastructure constraints caused by Hurricane Irma.

Customers in line at San Juan airport before Maria"Our teams throughout the Caribbean are working diligently to ensure a safe operation for our customers ahead of Hurricane Maria," said Luciano Macagno, Delta's Managing Director— Latin America and the Caribbean. "We're doubling the number of flights from San Juan to Delta's Atlanta hub today and operating late into the evening to provide our customers and employees a chance to get out of the hurricane's way."

Delta has capped Main Cabin, one-way nonstop fares at $199 for flights departing San Juan, Punta Cana, Santiago and Santo Domingo through Sept. 21 and is temporarily waiving baggage and pet in cabin fees for customers traveling to and from San Juan and several other airports in the region. See delta.com for a full list.

A travel waiver has been issued for passengers flying out of San Juan from Sept. 19-26. The waiver, which allows customers to change plans without incurring a fee, also covers customers from St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos with tickets issued from Sept. 5 to Dec. 31. Delta advises customers to visit delta.com to check the status of booked flights to the region.

An operational restart in St. Thomas and Puerto Rico is planned for Thursday, but is dependent on infrastructure damage assessments after the storm passes. Flights to St. Maarten are expected to resume Saturday, pending further evaluation of airport and surrounding facilities after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Limited flights to Key West Airport, which has been closed since Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Keys, are expected to resume Wednesday.  

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