Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma: Orlando International Airport reopens today with limited service

Posted By on Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 11:36 AM

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After experiencing some damage from Hurricane Irma, Orlando International Airport reopens with limited commercial service today.

While the initial damage assessment is being completed, officials with the airport stress that passengers should confirm their seat assignments with their individual airline before arriving at the airport.

So check your flight status.

This morning, Delta flight 1818 was the first plane to arrive at MCO following the hurricane.
MCO experienced water intrusions throughout the Main Terminal, torn canopies at the departure and arrival curbs, as well as debris and obstructions on the airport roadway system. 
click to enlarge PHOTO VIA MCO
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