Friday, December 1, 2023
Friday, December 1, 2023
Friday, December 1, 2023

FAA Grounds All Planes Heading to PHILADELPHIA: Closes Phila. Intl’ Airport




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◢◤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 says it is suspending flights to NYC-area and Philadelphia airports because of virus-related staffing issues.

Airport workers had recently told NBC10 that they did not have enough protective gear and were concerned for their health.

On Friday, TSA workers were not wearing masks at the airport.

Joe Shuker, regional vice president of union AFGE and a TSA officer himself, said officers have asked for the masks but they are on backorder. He also raised concerns about the vulnerability of TSA officers who have to interact with passengers each day.

“I don’t know why we are still flying at all,” he said. “I think the airport should be shut down. Our officers are being exposed to this for it seems unnecessarily.”

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