Orlando International Airport reopens for flights noon Wednesday, airport officials announced.
The Orlando airport was closed at 2 a.m. Tuesday in preparations for Hurricane Dorian. Greater Orlando Aviation Authority officials, after consulting with the National Weather Service, said it is safe to reopen the state’s busiest airport.
Walt Disney World theme parks in Florida closed Tuesday afternoon ahead of forecasted strong winds and heavy rain. The approaching storm also forced Orlando International Airport to stop operations at 2 a.m. Tuesday.
Orlando International Airport announced Monday the update on their official Twitter account in a post that says that Hurricane Dorian is dangerously close to the East Central Florida coast and sustained tropical force winds are forecasted to impact portions of Orange County tomorrow afternoon. Airport officials announced “Orlando International Airport will resume commercial operations at noon today. The early-morning decision was made after airport management consulted the National Weather Service about prospective wind and weather conditions.”
Passengers should find other forms of shelter, as “Orlando International Airport is not a shelter,” airport officials reminded.
Travelers were advised to contact their airlines prior to arriving at the airport to ensure their flights are available, airport officials said. Air carriers will begin phasing of flight operations beginning late Wednesday afternoon.
According to ITM.