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Flights Delayed At All Three NYC Airports Due To Staff Shortage

By 08/16/2022 1:00 PMNo Comments

Passengers traveling from all three major tri-state area airports faced major flight delays on Monday night as airline disruptions continued due to staff shortages.

The Federal Aviation Administration stated in a tweet Monday around 5 p.m. that delays could be around two hours at JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Newark Airport. The FAA blamed the issues on “unexpected staff availability.”

Source: REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

“Due to unexpected staff availability tonight, the FAA must reduce the flow of aircraft around New York City to maintain safety,” the tweet said. “Evening delays maybe 2 hrs at @JFKairport, @LGAairport & EWRairport. Check fly.faa.gov for updates and w/ your airline for flight info.”

In a follow-up tweet after 9 p.m., the FAA, “New York City airspace now has some additional staffing” allowing for ground delays to be called off at JFK and Newark. The agency’s website showed that a departure delay averaging 30 minutes remained at LaGuardia Airport but was improving.

Newark airport in New Jersey was having 45-minute average delays and LaGuardia was seeing 30-minute delays.

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