FAA tries to manage airport delays in second announcement
For the second time since Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement that it is implementing traffic management initiatives at airports and facilities around the U.S.
As a result of employee furloughs due to sequestration, travelers can expect to see delays that will change throughout the day depending on staffing and weather.
For example, the FAA is experiencing staffing challenges at the Miami and Los Angeles En Route Centers, the Tampa TRACON and Chicago O'Hare and Tampa Towers. Controllers will space planes farther apart so they can manage traffic, which will lead to delays at airports including Chicago O'Hare, Las Vegas and Tampa.
The FAA also expects delays at a number of other airports because of weather and winds.
The FAA will continue to work with the airlines throughout the day to try and minimize delays for travelers.
More than 1,025 delays in the system Tuesday were due to staffing reductions. There were more than 975 additional delays as a result of weather and other factors.