It was due to Hurricaine Charley.
was closed last night, the First Choice Airways GLA
flight was the last aircraft to be allowed to arrive and depart before the airport was closed. The flight actually had to depart 30 min early to ensure the aircraft, passengers and crew weren't stranded.
The Thomas Cook SFB
flight got in, but there was insufficient time to load passengers and depart, so to avoid the aircraft being damaged it was flown empty to Nassau to sit out the storm. 2 inbound MyTravel flights were diverted, and an Air Atlanta 747 was stranded on the ground in SFB
during the storm when the airport closed.
Both the Air Atlanta and Thomas Cook flights are now boarding to return to the UK according to the Sanford Airport website
A difficult 24 hours for all airlines serving Florida!
[Edited 2004-08-14 20:20:55]