FAA issue delays departing flights at Orlando International Airport, other Florida airports

Flights departing Orlando International Airport and other airports in Florida were unexpectedly delayed Monday afternoon due to a radar issue at the FAA's Miami and Jacksonville control centers, the FAA said.

"The FAA temporarily paused flights to and from parts of South Florida due to a radar issue," a spokesperson with the FAA told FOX 35 News. "The issue affected the FAA’s Miami and Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Centers."

The issue was fixed after about an hour, according to the FAA statement.

Flights departing Miami International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport were also impacted by the FAA's technical issue. 

By late afternoon, more than 200 flights were delayed at Orlando International, about 150 in Fort Lauderdale, and about 130 in Miami, according to tracking service FlightAware. However, as of 5 p.m., all issues appeared to be resolved.

If you are traveling through Orlando or Miami, passengers are advised to check with their airline for the latest information on flights.

The best way to check your flight status is to contact your airline directly. You can also go to the Orlando International Airport website and check your flight status there.
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