Bad Weather is Causing Fuel Delays at Orlando International Airport
Are you traveling through MCO this week? Bad weather is causing fuel delays at Orlando International Airport that may impact your travel plans.
Here’s what we know right now!
Winter storms prevented the reserve fuel delivery over the weekend causing potential disruptions and delays.
Airport officials shared, “If flight disruptions occur, airline contingency plans are currently in place.Thank you for your patience.”
Impact on Travel
“Due to this volume, the amount of jet fuel needed daily … is greater than most airports require,” airport officials shared via email. “Both the delay in fuel for reserves and the volume of flights have impacted the reserve supply.”
Orlando International Airport encouraged incoming flights to top off fuel from previous airport stops after recent bad weather prevented the fuel from delivery.
Airport spokesperson Carolyn Fennell said there have not been any major interruptions at this time. Additionally, reserve fuel was being trucked in to the busy airport and fuel was mobbing in as inclement weather lifted.
“Today is expected to be a busy day,” Fennell said, “With the fuel moving in, it will be certified and then we will be able to go back to our normal way of fueling. “
Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport saw over 40.3 million travelers last year making it the busiest airport in Florida and the seventh-busiest in the U.S. This past Thanksgiving holiday, airport officials estimated 1.75 Million Travelers were expected to come through.
The Christmas holiday season is one of Orlando’s busiest times of the year. MCO is anticipating large crowds and a busy travel season.
Article Source: AP News
Feature Photo: Orlando International Airport