Orlando International Airport to stop all commercial flights Monday

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PHOTO VIA ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACEBOOK
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Updated | Monday, 5:00 p.m.: Orlando International Airport will indeed cease operations, starting Monday night until further notice, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Orlando International Airport is stopping commercial flights Monday, the day meteorologists project Hurricane Dorian will make landfall in Florida.



All flights will stop Monday starting 2 a.m., according to a statement from Orlando International Airport.

The decision came after the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, airport leadership and emergency management officials met with a number of airline agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration and Air Traffic Control Tower representatives.
"We understand this will lead to the question on when operations may resume, so we'll say this: This is a very serious storm," read a tweet from the airport's account. "The decision to cease operations was one that was made collectively along with airport partners."
The airport is waiting to decide when operations can resume.



Earlier this week, a number of flights to and from Puerto Rico were canceled at the airport when Dorian was still a tropical storm.

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