The airport's normal schedule features 40 daily flights.
Jennifer Hovey of Tampa Fla. waits for her ride at Albany International Airport with her two pet Chihuahuas after escaping from the impeding Hurricane Irma on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Colonie, N.Y.
Amid accusations of price gouging, various airways announced that they were capping ticket costs, relaxing scheduling procedures or waiving additional fees as people scrambled to leave the region.
Travelers heading to Florida are dealing with cancelations at many airports, including Detroit Metro Airport.
Six flights from Columbia Metropolitan Airport were canceled Monday while a seventh was delayed as the outer bands of Tropical Storm Irma swept across the Southeast.
Delta, which operates its busiest hub in Atlanta, is taking the threat seriously. Tuesday's early flight - an outbound that has been scheduled for 5:30 a.m. - also has been canceled.
Delta acknowledged that possibility Saturday, urging customers with connections through Atlanta early next week to consider changing their itineraries.
Even more flights could be canceled due to wind shear, lightning and other weather. The airport is now open for military and emergency flights.
Cancellations also were building in Savannah, near Georgia's coast. American, for example, had canceled all of its flights there through Monday.
But, for fliers, the most immediate area of concern remained Florida. "Operations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, West Palm Beach and other airports will be affected". Flights in Orlando were expected to end later Saturday.
The Federal Aviation Administration is holding twice daily phone calls with airlines to talk about airport conditions, but does not plan to close the Miami airport on Friday, officials said. Orange County shelter locations will open on an as-needed basis.