Know the latest update from US Federal Aviation Administration regarding the cancelled and delayed flight on Friday.
According to the US Federal Aviation Administration, numerous flights were canceled or delayed on Friday as heavy rains swamped airports in New York and New Jersey producing gridlock in the area’s airspace.
As of 6 p.m., FlightAware reported that around 400 flights at LaGuardia Airport were delayed and 300 were canceled. At John F. Kennedy International Airport, more than 400 flights were delayed and 200 others were canceled.
Flights out of LaGuardia were briefly suspended entirely on Friday, according to the US Federal Aviation Administration. Flights coming in had an average delay of more than two hours.
Flooding caused the concourse of Terminal A, also known as the Marine Air Terminal, to be closed.
Cancelled and Delayed flights due to heavy rain
Nine flights were canceled and more than 300 flights were delayed at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, according to FlightAware.
The US Federal Aviation Administration stated that ground delay procedures are anticipated to be in effect until late Friday night at all three airports.
According to the National Weather Service, Friday’s heavy rains caused flooding in Queens and around the New York City area, making it the wettest calendar day at JFK Airport since records began in 1948.
Over the previous record of 7.8 inches, 7.88 inches of rain occurred at the airport in 15 hours.
In contrast to the 5.83 inches of rain that Hurricane Donna brought to the airport in 1960, the NWS earlier announced that Friday was the airport’s wettest September day on record.
Through Friday night, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for sections of New Jersey, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.