Holiday traffic flying in and out of Central Florida is reportedly backed up over two hours as the airline industry continues to reel from the intense winter storm.
According to WESH2 meteorologist Eric Burris, the FAA is reporting over two-hour delays for most of the Sunshine State’s airports, and Orlando International Airport is reporting more than half of their flights are either canceled or delayed.
Delays heading to airports in the orange area are continuing to backup more and more;
FAA reporting a 2 hour delay to most peninsula airports… with some in South Florida reading 3 hour delays;
More than half the flights @MCO are either delayed or cancelled…
It's a mess… pic.twitter.com/kRBdjeXa9t
— Eric Burris (@EricBurrisWESH) December 26, 2022
While flying conditions may not warrant groundings at MCO, the delays and cancellations are an industry-wide logistical nightmare. Flights northbound can’t take off if they cannot complete their southward journey, to begin with. Travel advisories were issued before the Christmas weekend, and it appears that the severe weather continues to affect air traffic negatively.
Orlando International Airport is seen by many as the gateway for families traveling to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and all other attractions in the Orlando area. Popular airlines include Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Jet Blue, American Airlines, and Spirit Airlines.
If you or anyone you know is looking to fly into or out of Orlando International Airport today or anytime this week, we advise that you continue to check flight status and remain in contact with your airline for the most up-to-date information. Also, do not hesitate to reach out to Guest relations at your Disney World Resort Hotel if your stay needs to be extended.
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