Tampa International Airport Suspending Operations Today at 5pm

Tampa International Airport will suspend all operations beginning at 5 this afternoon due to Hurricane Ian, which continues to threaten the Tampa Bay area with strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge. The 5 p.m. closure according to airport officials, will allow them to prepare the airfield and terminals, including the securing of jet bridges, ground equipment, and any remaining aircraft. No word yet on any possible changes planned at Orlando International Airport or Orlando Melbourne International.