Tropical Storm Nicole 5pm Update: Orlando International Airport

Press Release
Last flight departs before the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicole
Last flight departs before the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicole

ORLANDO, FL. – As of 4:00 p.m. today, Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Executive Airport ceased commercial and private operations in advance of the approaching storm.

Latest Information:

  • There have been a total of 473 flights affected by ceasing operations.
  • The last flight to leave was British Airways flight 205.
  • MCO officially ceased commercial operations at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
  • MCO is finalizing all hurricane preparations throughout the facility including sandbagging doors and tying down all boarding bridges.
  • All non-essential airport personnel, not part of the ride-out crew, have been sent home until further notice.
  • Gate Link and Terminal Link trams connecting the main terminal to Terminal C and the airsides are secured.
  • Communications continue with city, county, state and federal emergency management officials.
  • Communications continue with the National Weather Service / National Hurricane Center to track the storm’s path.
  • Important Reminder: MCO is not an authorized shelter.

GOAA will continue to monitor the storm and provide additional updates as they are warranted.