February 21, 2024


A Southwest Boeing 737 aircraft takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on June 8, 2023, into the haze of smoke that blankets the area from Canadian wildfires.

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More than 9,600 flights were delayed and 1,405 canceled on Sunday as thunderstorms disrupted air travel in and out of some of the nation’s busiest airports, and the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily halted flights to Washington, D.C.’s main airport, citing repairs needed Power Board. Air traffic control facility.

Shortly after 6 p.m. ET, the FAA issued a ground stop order at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport, preventing aircraft from departing for the these destinations. It canceled the order within an hour.

“Flights to Washington-area airports have resumed and repairs to the communications power board have been completed,” the FAA said in a statement. “During the repair, communications were safely handled by the backup system.” As of 7:00 p.m. 15. The average delay at Washington Dulles International Airport is about 90 minutes

Another 7,200 U.S. flights were delayed Saturday. Throughout Sunday, the weather caused delays at airports from Miami to Boston to Detroit.

More than 500 flights to and from Newark Liberty International Airport were delayed.Airports are major hubs united airlinesMore than 1,159 mainline flights, or 40 percent, were delayed across the network on Sunday, according to FlightAware. American airlines posted 1,258 flight delays, or 36 per cent of its mainline schedule, Delta Airlines 1,221 flights, 34% of its schedule, headquartered in New York JetBlue Airways There were 579 delays, representing 55% of the planned schedule.