“Air traffic at Orlando International Airport (MCO) is returning to normal after an early morning nationwide ground stop, initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), due to a FAA computer issue. As airlines slowly recover from system-wide delays, MCO is advising all travelers to contact their airlines directly for information about specific flights.” – Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. (GOAA)
Shortly after the computer system was restored, the FAA assured travelers that they will continue to look into the cause of the initial problem.
Operational Impact at MCO as of 3:30 p.m. today:
- Approximately 174 flights have been delayed for departure from MCO today.
- Approximately 73 flights have been delayed arriving at MCO.
- MCO is expecting a total of 465 departures today.
Passengers are always encouraged to contact their airlines for specific flight information prior to arrival at Orlando International Airport.