New York City is looking nothing short of apocalyptic right now.
Canadian wildfires are causing wafts of smoke to drift towards many areas of America, resulting in hazy skies and poor air quality. In fact, NYC currently has the worst air quality in the world, and it’s begun causing airport disruptions.
According to NBC New York, “due to the air quality, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has paused and delayed flights at certain area airports to mitigate the reduced visibility the region is experiencing.”
One of those airports is LaGuardia, who recently tweeted, “Weather conditions have caused LGA Airport flight disruptions. Check with your airline to determine the status of your flight.”
The Airport Status Information provided by the FAA’s Air Traffic Control System Command Center states that “due to weather/low visibility” the following airport disruptions are as follows:
- Departure traffic to Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ (EWR) is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 22 minutes
- Departure traffic to La Guardia Airport, New York, NY (LGA) is currently experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 59 minutes
“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,” stated the FAA.
If you are traveling be sure to check both flight status updates and weather updates. Travelers can stay up to date with news at the Federal Aviation Administration’s website.