Orlando Sanford International Airport re-opens Wednesday
Passengers should still contact their airlines
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Sanford International Airport officials have announced that the airport will re-open Wednesday at 1 p.m.
The airport strongly encourages passengers to contact their airlines to monitor delays and cancelations.
The airport recently lifted its closure ahead of Hurricane Dorian, which has been crawling toward the Florida coast the last couple days.
Editor's note: Airport officials initially said the airport would re-open at 11 a.m. Wednesday but later issued a correction, saying it would open at 1 p.m.
Entry from Sept. 1
"Leaders at Orlando Sanford International Airport have decided to keep SFB open until further notice. They are monitoring the track of Hurricane Dorian closely and if it is deemed necessary to close the airport they will issue another release," airport officials said in a news release.
Airport officials previously announced the airport would close at 11:59 p.m. Sunday ahead of Dorian's arrival, but the storm's recent shift in track has changed some plans across Central Florida.
Despite the airport's decision to remain open, all Allegiant Airline flights for Monday and Tuesday have been canceled, airport officials announced in a tweet.
Latest update for Allegiant passengers! pic.twitter.com/CEEDhqIiwg— Orlando Sanford International Airport (@SFB_Airport) September 1, 2019
The airport is still asking all passengers to contact their airline to see what steps can be taken to rearrange travel plans in the wake of the storm. Airport officials also reminded the public that the airport is not a hurricane shelter.
For more information about airline contacts, the airport asks that you visit www.flysfb.com.
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