Delays expected as sequestration hits

Victoria
By Victoria April 22, 2013 13:58

Delays expected as sequestration hits

 

Airline passengers are being warned to expect possible flight delays from yesterday since the Department of Transportation’s cuts of $637 million from the FAA’s $16 billion dollar budget come into effect.

Air traffic control tower staffing is expected to be cut by 10% at major hubs across the country, which could cause delays of 10 minutes to three hours depending on the time of day, weather conditions, runway configuration, and single or multiple control towers in use, according to an FAA study.

Absent any legislative action, the furlough and its impact are expected to continue through the end of the federal fiscal year, Monday, September 30.

Victoria
By Victoria April 22, 2013 13:58
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