Canada wildfire smoke once again slows flights in the Eastern U.S.

Individuals take images of the sun in Central Park as smoke from wildfires in Canada triggers hazy conditions in New york city City, June 7, 2023.

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Smoke from Canada wildfires interfered with flights in the Eastern U.S. once again Thursday after hundreds were postponed a day previously due to reduced exposure, the Federal Air travel Administration stated.

” The FAA will likely require to take actions to handle the circulation of traffic securely into New york city City, [Washington] DC, Philadelphia and Charlotte [North Carolina] due to decreased exposure from wildfire smoke,” the firm stated.

The FAA briefly stopped incoming traffic to Philadelphia International Airport previously Thursday.

Numerous flights to and from LaGuardia Airport in New york city and close-by Newark Liberty International Airport were postponed Wednesday due to the heavy smoke. The FAA had briefly stopped briefly traffic entirely into LaGuardia throughout the day.

By late early morning Thursday, more than 1,600 flights to, from and within the the U.S. were postponed, according to flight tracker FlightAware

Almost 80 departures from LaGuardia, or 14% of the schedule, were postponed Thursday since 12:40 p.m., according to FlightAware. Sixty Newark departures, or 9% of the outgoing schedule, and a comparable variety of arrivals to the New Jersey airport were postponed.

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