As winds from the north bring smoke filled air from Canada into the US, airports in NYC are throttling down operations due to the poor visibility.
The FAA’s system status shows 82 minute average ground delays for takeoffs to Newark, with it expected to climb to 107 minutes.
LaGuardia had a full ground stop before and is now averaging 119 ground delays, with that expected to rise to 149 minutes.
Philadelphia is also subject to a ground delay program due to low visibility from the smoke.
If you are traveling, be sure to keep a close eye on your flight and your inbound flight times.
Hopefully the wildfires are brought under control and the prevailing winds change directions soon.
Have you been affected by the smoke?