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Officials say more than 100 flights have been canceled and hundreds more delayed at Oia Airport due to weather and “airspace restrictions.”

Officials say more than 100 flights have been canceled and hundreds more delayed at Oia Airport due to weather and “airspace restrictions.”

Orlando, Florida. – Multiple airlines were forced to cancel more than 100 flights at Orlando International Airport on Sunday, with hundreds more delayed.

according to OIA website, 133 flights were canceled and 351 flights were delayed during the period from 12:01 a.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday.

Seventy-eight of the cancellations were from Southwest, 18 from Borders and 17 from Spirit. Of the delays, 125 were southwest, 53 were border, and 36 were spiritual.

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Southwest Airlines officials said the travel issues were due to “spreading thunderstorms and airspace restrictions across Florida” on Saturday.

Their statement read in part: “We are communicating with our customers and assisting them with any delays in arriving at their destinations today, and we apologize for any inconvenience. Our staff in Orlando are working to serve customers to quickly move them through the designated check-in areas for international and cruise passengers, and bag drop service.” Fast, full service.

News 6 contacted airport officials and is awaiting a response.

This is a developing story. Check back with News 6 for the latest updates.


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