Due to potential complications from Hurricane Irma, Orlando International Airport is closely monitoring the storm and taking certain precautions.
As of right now, flights today travelling to Key West and Puerto Rico have been cancelled for Southwest, JetBlue, and United Airlines. Orlando International Airport recommends checking directly with your airline for flight status and updates.
Orlando International Airport has provided information in regards to its operations preparing for Irma. The notifications, as stated by the Orlando Business Journal, are:
- The Authority is actively monitoring the weather conditions.
- It is still considered too early to know specific wind, rain, or possible tornado impacts to east Central Florida.
- Airport staff including airline representatives, concessions, and service providers met this afternoon to discuss plans for responding to the potential impact of Hurricane Irma.
- Airlines have been advised to systematically remove items that could pose wind hazards around the property.
- Preparations should be made if required for tying down jet bridges, protecting and covering equipment curbside and ticket lobby areas.
- Ongoing meetings will occur to determine operations schedules.
- The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority does not determine if flights are cancelled or if they will continue to operate.
Orlando International Airport also reminds travelers that it is not a hurricane shelter facility.
Check back in as we update with new flight information. For additional information on Hurricane Irma and what vacationers need to be informed of for the storm click HERE.
Source: Orlando Business Journal
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