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East Coast Aairports Experience Delays And Disruptions As Government Shutdown Drags On


According to Reuters, hundreds of flights were grounded or delayed at three New York-area and Philadelphia airports due to more air traffic controllers calling in sick on Friday. Since the partial government shutdown began on December 22, air traffic controllers have been working without pay. The government has now entered the 35th day of the shutdown.

Added on the 25/01/2019 13:36:25 - Copyright : Wochit

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