BREAKING: FAA Delays Flights At Major East Coast Airports Due To Air Traffic Control Staffing Shortages

NBC New York reports:

A ground stop has been ordered at LaGuardia airport due to staffing related issues, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. The stop was ordered shortly before 10 a.m. Some arriving flights are also being delayed. The government shutdown has entered its 35th day, the longest federal shutdown over.

The New York Times reports:

Significant flight delays were rippling across the Northeast on Friday because of a shortage of air traffic controllers as a result of the government shutdown, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The agency said it was slowing traffic in and out of the airport because of a staffing problem. The controllers union warned on Wednesday that an acute shortage of controllers, who have been working without pay for more than a month was creating risks to the air-travel system.