Wildfires Disrupt East Coast Flights: Incoming Planes Paused at LaGuardia, Newark and Philadelphia Written 9 June 2023


Southwest Airlines' aircrafts parked on the tarmac of LaGuardia Airport. | Credit: Yuki Iwamura; Associated Press–©

Forbes reports that on Thursday morning, the FAA “paused all flights to New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, nearby Newark airport and Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday morning...after the agency reported low visibility as smoke from Canadian wildfires continues to affect the Northeast.” The FAA indicated that “reduced visibility from wildfire smoke” will “impact air travel throughout the Northeast, adding it will ‘likely’ need to ‘manage the flow of traffic’ in and out of airports surrounding New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Charlotte.”
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