Orlando International Airport’s shuttle is back in service following a three-hour shutdown, which caused more than 300 passengers to miss flights and delayed thousands.
Buses were used to shuttle passengers and walkways opened so travelers could get to gates 30 through 59, which were affected after a new tram broke down.
“All efforts are being made to resume normal operations,” according to the airport’s Twitter account, which posted the initial problem at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The shuttle resumed service at 12:40 p.m.
Airlines affected include United, American and Spirit, officials said. About 7,000 passengers were impacted.
The Automated People Mover (APM) system that shuttles passengers between the main terminal and Gates 1-59 is under renovation as part of airport’s $3.1 billion capital improvement program. The shuttle that broke down was recently installed.
Ironically, the airport started the morning with the tweet, “Another beautiful day to fly…”