"I was going to go to New Orleans for Labor Day weekend, but now my Labor Day plans are canceled," said Kador, 52.
Delta shares fell 4 cents, or 3.1 percent, to $1.26 in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange, while shares of Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines, fell 43 cents, or 3.2 percent, to $13.23 and Continental shares fell 54 cents, or 3.8 percent, to $13.68. Northwest shares fell 4 cents to $5.23 on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Associated Press Writers Dave Carpenter in Chicago, Steve Quinn in Dallas, Josh Freed in Minneapolis and Daniel Yee in Atlanta contributed to this report.
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The storm caused a a surge in oil prices, forced the closure of several airports and caused scores of flight cancellations throughout the Gulf Coast region Monday.
Katrina forced scores more flight cancellations involving New Orleans and other Southern cities Tuesday as airlines juggled their schedules around one of the worst storms on record.
With the airports in New Orleans and Miss. closed to commercial traffic, airlines that serve the popular destinations face a loss of business.