After closing yesterday afternoon ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Nicole, Orlando International Airport is set to resume limited commercial operations tonight at 8:00 PM ET. These flights will only be domestic and only arrivals. On Friday, November 11th, international and domestic flights will resume. The announcement came via social media from Orlando International Airport. It came after the airport did an assessment of the impact and damage that Nicole had on the airport.
According to a press release from the airport, the process for reopening included meeting with airlines, federal agencies and Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) to determine the best time for reopening the airport for commercial operations. Following the decision being made, Orlando International Airport shared the following post on Twitter:
As mentioned in the post, the commercial operations are resuming in a limited fashion. Check with airlines to confirm any flight status in the coming days. The same goes for rental cars.
The announcement comes as Nicole continues to move North and Florida begins to assess and recover from its impact. Walt Disney World Resort began its phased reopening today for most of its parks, hotels, and experiences. At this point, it does not look like Nicole had the same amount of impact and devastation as Hurricane Ian did earlier this fall. It did cause damage, however. This was amplified as Florida was still recovering from the previous hurricane.
Daps Magic will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as the become available.