FAA Halts Some Flights into LaGuardia due to Air Traffic Controller Shortage

By Paul Riegler on 25 January 2019
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The Federal Aviation Administration is delaying some flights bound for New York City’s LaGuardia Airport early Friday.

LaGuardia is one of the nation’s busiest airports.

“Due to other [reason] /staffing, departure traffic to LGA is subject to a ground delay program.”

The move came about due to a shortage of air-traffic controllers in the Washington, D.C. area due to the partial government shutdown. Air traffic controllers are among those required to report to work without pay during the shutdown.

Flights at Newark Liberty International, Ronald Reagan National, and Philadelphia International airports were also delayed.

The FAA also reported on its website a staffing shortage at a facility overseeing air traffic in Jacksonville, Florida.

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