Over 100 flights in Puerto Rico have been canceled during the onslaught of Hurricane Fiona

More than a hundred flights from Puerto Rico were canceled on Sunday as Hurricane Fiona battered the island, cutting power and causing “catastrophic” flooding in the area. Most of the canceled flights from the island were recorded at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) in Carolina on Sunday.

According to real-time flight-tracking company FlightAware, a total of 83 flights were canceled at SJU on Sunday, representing a cancellation rate of 73% of the day’s total scheduled flights. The flight tracker also revealed that 81 of the total canceled flights went to the island on Sunday. In addition, five flights arriving and departing from the airport were delayed.

Known as the largest and busiest airport in the territory, SJU is the hub for various airlines such as JetBlue, Cape Air, American Airlines, Nantucket Airlines and more.

A total of 8 flights were canceled at Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport (MAZ) by Sunday evening, FlightAware data showed. Said airport is four miles north of the Puerto Rican coastal city of Mayaguez and has been designated as a public airport.

12 flights were canceled at Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN) in Aguadilla on Sunday. Named after Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernandez Marin, BQN Airport ranks as the island’s second busiest international airport in terms of passenger traffic.

Antonio Rivera Rodriguez Airport (VQS) in Vieques canceled eight flights on Sunday evening. According to the airport’s official website, the establishment of the airline is an “important part of the economy as the majority of the island’s revenue comes from tourism”.

Ponce’s Mercedita Airport (PSE), which has only one runway but ranks as Puerto Rico’s third-busiest airline in terms of commercial passenger activity, canceled 6 flights on Sunday.

The flight cancellations came as Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the southwest coast of the island area on Sunday afternoon. Forecasters expect up to 25 inches of rain as the storm continues to bring heavy rain into Monday.

More than 1.4 million are without power in Puerto Rico at the time of writing, data from Poweroutage.us shows.

The National Hurricane Center warned that rainfall from Hurricane Fiona “will continue to cause life-threatening and catastrophic lightning and urban flooding in Puerto Rico and eastern Dominican Republic.”

The agency said residents should expect mudslides and landslides in areas around the territory with higher terrain. A hurricane warning is also in place for the entire island and the coasts of the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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