Flights across Northeast delayed due to air traffic control staff shortages
Jan. 25, 2019
By Jay Blackman and Minyvonne Burke
The delays at LaGuardia were reported just after 10 a.m. ET and were part of a ripple effect involving other airports in the region, including the Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and the Philadelphia International Airport. LaGuardia was hit hardest of those three airports because their flight schedules are tilted more toward morning, the official said.
The FAA told NBC News around 1 p.m. that the system is getting back to normal as replacement controllers arrive at centers in Washington and Jacksonville center. There are, however, still residual delays in the system, especially at LaGuardia. Newark airport is seeing some delays due to wind and weather, the FAA said.