Lack Of Air Controllers Forces FAA To Shut Down LaGuardia Airport


With the partial government shutdown in its 35 day, the impact has truly hit home. The FAA has shut down incoming flights to LaGuardia Airport due to inadequate staffing of flight traffic controllers. Delays are concentrated in the New York, New Jersey and Philadelphia areas.

The stop was ordered shortly before 10 a.m. More information as it becomes available.



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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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