For any Disney travelers, planning on braving the storm, please take note of the following airport closure which may drastically affect guests arriving and departing from Orlando this weekend. Orlando International Airport (MCO) announced yesterday that as a result of Hurricane Irma, the airport will be closing at 5 p.m. on September 9, 2017. No details have been released as of yet regarding when the airport is expected to re-open.
During this time all commercial flights will be suspended. In the official announcement issued by Orlando Airport yesterday, they also highlighted the impact that Hurricane Irma will have on arrivals and departures from the airport. For instance:
- As of yesterday (September 7, 2017), 24 scheduled flights had been canceled including 13 arrivals and 14 departures.
- 17 of today’s flights (September 8, 2017) have already been canceled and MCO is expecting this number to go up throughout the day.
As each airline has different policies regarding making changes or alterations to existing bookings affected by Irma, guests are advised to contact their airline directly to discuss options.
Here’s a look at the official tweet issued by Orlando International Airport:
— Orlando Intl Airport (@MCO) September 7, 2017
Once the order to cease operations at 5 p.m. tomorrow has started, guests are strongly advised not to visit the Orlando Airport whether it be to wait out the storm or to for shelter.
Readers are encouraged to keep following along with Chip and Co. for the latest Hurricane Irma news and updates.
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