OIA monitors Elsa runway after dozens of flights canceled, airport officials say – WFTV
ORLANDO, Florida – As Tropical Storm Elsa hits Florida, emergency officials at Orlando International Airport are closely monitoring its development and progression.
Based on current forecasts, Elsa is not expected to have a significant impact on airport operations and the Emergency Operations Center will maintain its current level of activation.
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Airport staff continue to monitor operational areas of the airport, ensuring ramps and curbside equipment are safe and secure as winds increase during the day.
Elsa’s proximity to central Florida has caused a number of airlines to cancel some flights for the day.
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As of noon as of Tuesday, a total of 25 flights were canceled at Orlando International Airport (MCO) – 14 arrivals and 11 departures – affecting around 3,000 passengers.
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Airport officials advise travelers to contact their airlines for updates on individual flights.
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