TUI issues Florida hurricane update as it cancels Orlando flights from UK airports

Flights from the UK to Florida have been canceled due to Hurricane Ian, including a direct service between Newcastle and Orlando.

TUI issued an alert on Wednesday as it was confirmed that Melbourne-Orlando Airport will be closed until Friday. “We will proactively contact all affected customers in order of departure date to discuss their options,” an alert from TUI reads.

We apologize for the disruption to our customers’ vacations, and would like to thank them for their understanding. TUI canceled flights from Glasgow and Birmingham to Orlando on Thursday September 29, as well as services from Newcastle and Gatwick to Melbourne on Friday September 30.

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Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to two million people before aiming for the Atlantic coast. One of the strongest hurricanes to hit the United States crossed the Florida peninsula overnight Wednesday, threatening catastrophic flooding inland, the National Hurricane Center has warned.

The central 2 a.m. advisory said Ian was expected to emerge over Atlantic waters later Thursday, with torrential rains continuing in central and northern Florida.

TUI canceled flights in Florida

Thursday, September 29

  • TOM742 – Glasgow to Melbourne-Orlando
  • TOM664 – Birmingham to Melbourne-Orlando

friday september 30

  • TOM046 – Gatwick to Melbourne-Orlando
  • TOM754 – Newcastle to Melbourne-Orlando

Customers can also contact the TUI team 24/7 on +4433 33 365 147.

Melbourne-Orlando Airport has posted an update on social media.

It reads: Melbourne Orlando International Airport will likely remain closed until Thursday September 29. We continue to monitor the progress of Hurricane Ian and tropical impacts in our region. Our airlines have been notified of the closure and we will continue to work closely with them to facilitate a return to normal operations as soon as possible after the storm.

“We will reopen as soon as it is safe and we will continue to communicate with our airlines to get passengers to their destination as quickly as possible. Passengers are encouraged to contact your airline directly for updates on individual flights.”

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