|◢◤UPDATE◢◤ » The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted the brief coronavirus-related airport shutdowns in New York and Philadelphia. According to the FAA, an employee from the airport control tower tested positive for coronavirus.|
The FAA halted all flights to New York-area airports Saturday afternoon due to “staffing issues” at the New York air route traffic control center, Your Content is first to reveal.
Developing now. The FAA will provide a statement shortly, but the FAA said in the interim:
“DUE TO STAFFING ISSUES AT ZNY, PLEASE STOP ALL DEPARTURES TO
AIRPORTS WITHIN ZNY. THIS INCLUDES KJFK, KEWR, KLGA, KTEB, KHPN,
KPHL, KMMU, KCDW, KMDT, KABE, KISP, KFRG AND SEVERAL SMALLER
AIRPORTS,” the FAA said in an advisory posted around 1:45 p.m.”