Orlando International Airport announced Sunday that a jet fuel shortage caused by weather issues along the Gulf Coast could affect flights.
The airport may continue to experience supply issues on Tuesday.
Some airlines are adding extra fuel stations.
If you are leaving or traveling to Orlando this week, it is recommended that you check the status of your flight with your airline.
OPERATIONAL UPDATE: Weather issues along the Gulf Coast have hampered delivery of reserve supplies of MCO jet fuel. The weather warmed up and the ships set sail. Airline contingency plans are currently in place in the event of flight disruption. thank you very much for your patience.
— Orlando International Airport (@MCO) December 11, 2022
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The Federal Aviation Administration has warned pilots that fuel is running out at Orlando International Airport (MCO), which could mean trouble for travelers in the coming days.
In an official notice, the agency said supply issues at the airport could continue around 7 p.m. Tuesday, and advised airlines should be prepared to operate flights into the airport with enough fuel on board to fly back to the airport. Airport.
As a result, some carriers are already adjusting their operations, and at least one carrier has issued waivers for travelers traveling to or from Orlando.
Airlines have already begun to respond. United Airlines said in a statement that additional refueling stations will be added to some of its flights.
“Due to fuel shortages in Orlando affecting several airlines, we will be adding planned refueling stations on Sunday and Monday to some flights departing from Orlando. For now, we hope to run our full schedule as planned, allowing our The customer arrived at its destination as planned,” a spokesman for the airline said.
Southwest Airlines told USA TODAY that it does not expect any operational impact on its flights.