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Orlando International Airport To Temporarily Close Due To Tropical Storm Nicole

Updated: Dec 11, 2022

Due to the approaching Tropical Storm Nicole, Orlando International Airport has made a decision to cease commercial operations at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9th, until circumstances permit operations resume.


The airport say they will continue to monitor Tropical Storm Nicole to determine the potential impact at MCO.


MCO are requesting that passengers contact their airline directly in regards to specific flights.


Airport officials said they are continuing to monitor the storm and will provide additional updates as they are warranted.



"We are reviewing expectations and the actions required with airlines to determine emergency operations plans over the next 24 hours to best judge when the situation will permit operations to resume," airport officials said in a statement.


The Latest Information:


Airport staff is currently prepping gate and curbside areas in advance of the storm

Multiple daily communications are ongoing with the National Weather Service / National Hurricane Center to track the storm.


Multiple daily communications are ongoing with city, county, state and federal emergency management officials.


Multiple daily communications are ongoing within the airport community to update storm readiness and provide the latest track of Nicole and details about storm projections.


The airport Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated at a modified level prior to full scale activation on Wednesday.


Passengers are advised to contact their individual airlines and rental car companies for specific questions about flights, schedules and rental car return policies.


GOAA is in the process of identifying multiple staff members to remain inside the terminal for the duration of the storm as part of a designated ride-out-crew. Their job will be to assess and address any damages that may occur and to help prepare the airport for operations again as soon as possible once the storm passes.


Airport authorities reminded passengers that the facility is not an authorized shelter and they should plan to make personal accommodations ahead of the storm.


Orlando International Airport To Temporarily Close Due To Tropical Storm Nicole



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