AA Cancels All Haiti Flights After Quake
A Haitian woman is helped from the rubble of a damaged building on January 12, 2010 in Port-au-Prince after a huge earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti, toppling buildings and causing widespread damage and panic, officials and AFP witnesses said. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for the Caribbean region after the earthquake struck at 2153 GMT. AFP PHOTO / Lisandro SUERO == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / NO SALES == (Photo credit should read LISANDRO SUERO/AFP/Getty Images)
Updated at 8:15 AM CDT on Wednesday, Jan 13, 2010
American Airlines, the main carrier serving Port-au-Prince, has canceled all flights in and out of the earthquake-devastated Haitian city.
American spokeswoman Andrea Huguely told The Associated Press early Wednesday that the Fort Worth-based carrier has about 100 employees at Port-au-Prince.
She says American is trying to contact all of its workers but "communications are very difficult."
Huguely had no immediate information on possible damage to the carrier's location, pending an assessment Wednesday.
The earthquake hit Tuesday afternoon with a 7.0-magnitude.
Huguely says American's Port-au-Prince service includes three Miami flights daily, plus one flight each serving Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and New York's JFK Airport.
Huguely says customers who were supposed to travel to Haiti should call American's reservations center.
Published at 8:07 AM CDT on Jan 13, 2010
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