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Flight schedule soon back to normal at MIA?

After nearly a week of disruptions due to a major fire, Miami International Airport expects a day without cancellations on Wednesday.

As this story reports, 27 flights at MIA were canceled Tuesday because of persistent problems fueling planes. That's still a significant improvement over the weekend and late last week, when hundreds of flights were called off.

The height of the air travel misery in Miami came, inconveniently, as a busy tourism weekend unfolded. Ultra Music Festival, the Sony Ericsson Open and a host of other events drew thousands of tourists, some of whom had to scramble to rearrange schedules or fly in to nearby airports.

The fire, which started last Wednesday night, wiped out the airport's fuel pumping system.

Temporary pumps have been installed, and more are coming online to get fueling capability back to pre-fire levels. A full replacement of the system will take "months," an airport spokesman said.


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