Orlando International Airport Halting Flight Operations Monday

As Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida, cruise lines, theme parks and airports are getting ready for the potentially major storm.

Orlando International Airport says it will be ceasing commercial flight operations starting Monday at 2 a.m. do to the storm.

Here’s a statement from the airport:

“Hurricane Dorian has strengthened and slowed. Our plan currently is to run full operations through Sunday,” said Phil Brown, chief executive officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “We don’t know exactly where Dorian is going, but we do know that it will have a significant impact on the entire state of Florida. So in order to allow the airport’s 25,000 employees time to secure their homes and families, we feel it is prudent to cease operations in a timely fashion.”

Officials said they will continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian and other activity in the tropics and provide additional updates as needed.

To find operating status of other major airports, visit Fly.faa.gov.

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