Orlando International airport will open on Sept 2 after the storm changed course
Emirates airline has cancelled a return flight to/from Orlando tomorrow due to Hurricane Dorian, and the expected closure of Orlando International airport.
Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 4 storm, is set to be "near or over" parts of the north-western Bahamas on Sunday, the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said in its latest bulletin at this morning.
Hurricane #Dorian Statement - 8/31/19 Evening
Orlando International Airport will continue with operations on Monday, September 2.
The latest update will always be pinned to top of our page. Passengers: Please check with their airline for updates regarding your specific flight. pic.twitter.com/dn611dSy87— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) September 1, 2019
Further ahead the NHC said Dorian would "move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday" but exactly where - and how hard - it will strike the US coast looked uncertain after the storm shifted course, apparently sparing Florida the worst.
Orlando International had anticipated being impacted by storm and announced the closure of its operations tomorrow, September 2.
However, the airport has since updated that after the storm changed its course, and following consultations with the weather authorities, airlines and federal partners, it will open as normal.
Travel Advisory: Due to Hurricane Dorian and the closure of Orlando International Airport (MCO), Emirates flights EK219/EK220 to/from Orlando on 2nd September have been cancelled.
For more details, please visit:https://t.co/m5PKEVEDUi— Emirates Support (@EmiratesSupport) September 1, 2019
Emirates, however, said its flight remains cancelled.
“Customers booked for travel with Emirates on a ticket purchased before 30th August 2019 and for travel up to 4th September, can opt to change their flights up to 7 days later than originally booked. Customers are requested to contact their travel agent or booking offices to make changes to their bookings,” the airline said.