Orlando International Airport Hurricane Florence Impact Statement

Press Release

Hurricane Florence is forecast to impact the Southeast Atlantic Coast beginning as early as Thursday and continuing throughout the weekend. Forecasts indicate the storm might deliver torrential rain and fierce winds over a sustained period of time.

This combination of effects is expected to interfere with air travel along the eastern seaboard of the United States. A number of Orlando International Airport arrivals and departures may be delayed or cancelled due to the size and duration of Florence.

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is urging all departing passengers and those picking up arriving passengers to check with their airline before heading to the airport. We continue to monitor Hurricane Florence and all other activity in the tropics during this time of year. Information on the operating status of the nation’s airports can be found on the website fly.faa.gov.

Basic MCO information:
With an overall total of more than 46 million annual passengers, MCO is the busiest airport in Florida and 11th busiest in the U.S. The airport has 21,000 employees and generates in excess of $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. Orlando International Airport strives to value and delight its customers through an airport-wide focus and design concept known as The Orlando Experience®.