- Airlines waived flight change fees for travelers affected by Hurricane Ian.
- Tampa International Airport and Orlando International Airport said they would suspend operations on Tuesday.
- The hurricane is currently a Category 3 storm, according to federal forecasters.
Major Florida airports on Tuesday prepared to halt flights ahead of Hurricane Ian's expected landfall overnight.
Orlando International Airport said it would suspend operations at 10:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday. Tampa International Airport said it would suspend operations at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
The Category 3 storm is expected to make landfall on the state's Gulf Coast early Wednesday.
Officials at Southwest Florida International Airport, which serves the Fort Myers area, are expecting flight cancellations late Tuesday and throughout Wednesday. They will hold a call with carriers and the Federal Aviation Administration at 1 p.m. Tuesday to discuss next steps as Hurricane Ian approaches.
Southwest said that it is suspending operations Tuesday evening through Thursday in Tampa, Sarasota and Fort Myers.
Airlines generally move their planes out of a storm's path ahead of its arrival and cancel numerous flights to avoid stranding passengers and crews.
— CNBC's Sarah Whitten contributed to this article.
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