Orlando International Airport announces reopening after Hurricane Ian
ORLANDO, Florida. – Orlando International Airport has announced its reopening plan for this week, after conducting a “preliminary airport property survey” in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
The airport said it would resume passenger flights after noon on Friday. The airport reported that Hurricane Ian caused minor damage.
“In coordination with our airline partners, and after conducting an initial assessment, we anticipate a commercial schedule that will transition to normal airport operations within the next 24 hours,” said Kevin Thibault, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). . “Through the diligent efforts of our team, we continue to remove a significant amount of water to support this planned operation.”
The airport asks travelers not to arrive at the airport for their departure before 10 a.m., so that the airport and its partners can prepare working areas to better serve customers.
A number of airlines are adjusting their schedules and adding relief flights over the weekend, so travelers are advised to contact their airlines and car rental companies directly for information on individual flights and rental cars.
Flights were canceled earlier this week at Orlando International Airport as well as Sanford Orlando International Airport, Tampa International Airport and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport due to of the arrival of Hurricane Ian.