Orlando International Airport (MCO) is seen by many as the gateway to the Theme Park capital of the world and the starting point for vacations to Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and elsewhere. But it appears that a series of unfortunate events might have a negative impact on some upcoming trips.
On Sunday, December 11, MCO issued a warning on Twitter, saying,
“Weather issues along the Gulf Coast had prevented reserve supply delivery of jet fuel at MCO. The weather has lifted and ships have departed. If flight disruptions occur, airline contingency plans are currently in place. Thank you for your patience.”
Ops Update: Weather issues along the Gulf Coast had prevented reserve supply delivery of jet fuel at MCO. The weather has lifted and ships have departed. If flight disruptions occur, airline contingency plans are currently in place. Thank you for your patience.
— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) December 11, 2022
On Monday, December 12, WESH2 reached out to several airlines regarding the issue. Delta Airlines confirmed that travel would be impacted in and out of MCO on Monday and Tuesday but did not go into further detail.
United Airlines said, “Because of a shortage of fuel in Orlando that impacted multiple airlines, we added planned fuel stops on Sunday and Monday for a few flights from Orlando. We expect to operate our full schedule to get our customers to their destinations as planned.”
Southwest and Spirit reportedly have minimal to no disruptions.
The fuel shortage issues are all expected to end tonight.
If you, or anyone you know, are flying in and out of Orlando International Airport today, please be sure to check with your specific airlines for the most up-to-date information regarding any possible delays, cancellations, or any other changes to the itinerary.
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