FAA Issues Ground Stop at New York’s LaGuardia Airport Due to Wildfire Smoke From Canada
By Fox News // June 7, 2023
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(FOX NEWS) – The Federal Aviation Administration issued a ground stop at New York’s LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday due to low visibility conditions as wildfire smoke from Canada engulfs the area.
This followed major airlines in and around New York and New Jersey warning of potential delays due to the smoke.
“The FAA has taken steps to manage the flow of traffic into the New York City area due to reduced visibility from wildfire smoke,” the agency told FOX Business in a statement. “Flights from the Upper Midwest and East Coast bound for LaGuardia International Airport have been paused.
“Flights to Newark Liberty International Airport have been slowed,” it added.
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