What is the cause of flight delays at Orlando International Airport? FAA Cites Weather and Staffing

Orlando International Airport is one of the busiest US airports. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there was a recent surge in flight delay due to bad weather and staffing issues. Flight delays and cancellations can be caused by inclement weather such as heavy rain and thunderstorms. Pilots and air traffic control prioritize the safety of passengers above all else. Orlando, in central Florida is susceptible to afternoon thunderstorms, which can disrupt flight schedules. The FAA’s ongoing staffing issues have made it even more difficult to manage the air traffic at the airport and minimize delays.

Particularly at a busy airport like Orlando International, flight delays can frustrate passengers. Weather patterns that are unpredictable and staffing shortages put a strain on an airport’s ability maintain smooth operations. The FAA shortage of air traffic control has been a major obstacle despite the efforts made by the airport to increase its staffing. This shortage has caused delays to increase and passengers to become frustrated. The FAA and airlines are working together to find solutions to weather and staffing problems. This includes exploring new technologies, and revising scheduling strategies.

Federal Aviation Administration reported that there were delays at Orlando International Airport MCO on Friday. 

The FAA website reports that weather delays are affecting flights from MCO. 

FAA: Flights leaving for Orlando will be delayed due to a lack of staff. The average delay for these flights is an hour, while the maximum can be over three-and-a half hours. This advisory will be in effect on Friday from 5:47 pm to 10:59 pm. A Traffic Management Program has been implemented for planes landing at MCO. 

FOX 35 News confirmed with the FAA that the incident was indeed reported. “slightly slowed traffic” Due date “controller absences.” 

It is recommended that passengers flying into or out of MCO contact their airline to check the most recent flight status. 

Weather forecast for July 7.

Severe weather warnings were issued in certain counties on Friday after a series of scattered to severe storms swept through Central Florida. 

Here is a look at what the weather will be like in Orlando on Friday night. 

Keep an eye on FOX 35 News to get the latest updates.