Flight delays caused by sequestration furloughs of air traffic controllers are starting to affect the nation’s airports, including the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
An FAA website gives an overall picture of predicted delays and can be searched by airport or region. The site, though, says travelers should check with their airlines for expected delays on specific flights.
Tuesday showed delays affecting MSP eastbound flights.
At 4 p.m., the site said that MSP departures to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport were delayed an average of 1 hour, 13 minutes because of staffing/sequestration issues.
Flights from MSP to John F Kennedy International Airport in New York were experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 18 minutes because of staffing levels.
And flights to New York’s La Guardia Airport were experiencing delays averaging 1 hour and 55 minutes because of staffing.
Flights to other airports, including Chicago’s O’Hare, Newark and Boston Logan also faced weather-related delays, the website said.