Severe travel delays were reported in Florida after the FAA identified an air traffic control issue in Miami.
travel Even after the holidays are over, questions and cancellations continue to plague Americans.
all ground stations Florida The FAA had ordered the airport, but it has been canceled as of 2.10pm ET.
“Due to an air traffic computer issue that is being addressed, the FAA has slowed traffic entering Florida airspace,” the FAA told WESH 2.
According to the FAA’s website: “Flights traveling through flow-restricted areas (FCAs) will be delayed an average of 176 minutes or detoured due to equipment outages.”
According to the FAA website, the longest delay was 366 minutes.
According to Miami International Airport’s website, dozens of flights were affected by the disruption, with delays likely to continue into the evening.
American Airlines updates passengers in the following ways Twitterstating that “due to an issue at the MIA ATC control center, ground stops at all Florida airports impacted all airlines flying in and out of the area.”
“Today is one of the busiest days for holiday travel and there appears to be some traffic congestion over Florida. This is primarily affecting flights into Miami airspace,” Tampa International Airport said in a statement. Wesh 2.
As of 3 p.m. ET, Tampa Airport is said to have experienced 139 delays due to delayed schedules news channel 8.
Passengers continued to share updates on travel delays via Twitter.
Author Jennifer Klepper tweets The captain on her plane said, “Due to ‘mechanical’ reasons, all flights to Florida by all airlines have not departed.”
Florida travel has seen congestion as Southwest Airlines continues to struggle with delays and cancellations.
last week, dallasThe New York-based airline is canceling thousands of flights a day.
The airline reported that the flight cancellation was weather related.
However, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wrote in a letter to Southwest Airlines CEO Robert Jordan: “Unlike Southwest Airlines, others experience weather-related cancellations and delays due to winter storms. airlines recovered relatively quickly.”
Buttigieg said the Department of Transportation would investigate the Southwest flight cancellation.