Orlando International Airport will cease commercial flight operations on Tuesday at 2 a.m. as Hurricane Dorian barrels toward the U.S. East Coast.
The National Weather Service has placed the Central Florida region under a tropical storm warning which means Orlando International Airport
could see sustained tropical storm winds of between 40-45 miles per hour which prevents the safe operation of automated people mover systems and places first responders in harm’s way when responding to emergency situations.
Hurricane Dorian is dangerously close to the East Central Florida coast and sustained tropical force winds are forecasted to impact portions of Orange County as early as tomorrow afternoon. A slight fluctuation westward by the storm could bring those tropical storm winds to all of Orange County.
Because of the uncertainty of the storm’s track and the need to complete storm preparations by airport and air carriers, airport executive leadership has determined ceasing commercial operations is necessary. Passengers are encouraged to contact their individual airlines for changes to flight schedules.
Travelers are also advised to make individual shelter and lodging accommodations prior to arriving at the airport because ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS NOT A SHELTER
We will share updates on when MCO will reopen as soon as we receive that information.