Will Your Flight Into New York State Be Delayed Due To Wildfire Smoke?
If you're flying out of or into New York, the Canadian wildfires could possibly disrupt your flight. New York has been affected greatly by the wildfires that are currently burning in Canada. A multitude of air quality alerts have been issued for many regions in the state. People are being warned not to spend time outdoors. You might be surprised to see people wearing masks again, but the threat to people's health, due to the smoke, is making them popular again.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an advisory for many regions around the state,
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the Long Island, New York City Metro, Lower Hudson Valley, Upper Hudson Valley, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions for Thursday, June 8, 2023. The air quality is forecasted to reach 'Unhealthy' AQI levels on Thursday in the New York City Metro, Long Island, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central and Western regions.
The Federal Aviation Administration put a ground stop in place at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, NY earlier today. Currently, several airports in the New York City region are experiencing delays:
Newark Liberty International Airport
EWR - Ground Delay
07/12:13 PM EDT—07/11:59 PM EDT
Departures to Newark International are delayed avg. 82 mins. due to low visibility.
John F. Kennedy International Airport
JFK - Departure Delay
Updated 7:22 PM EDT
Departures from John F Kennedy International are delayed an avg. 15 mins. (and increasing) due to vol:volume.
LGA - Ground Delay
07/1:54 PM EDT—07/11:59 PM EDT
Departures to La Guardia are delayed avg. 119 mins. due to low visibility.
TEB - Departure Delay
Updated 7:16 PM EDT
Departures from Teterboro are delayed an avg. 30 mins. (and decreasing) due to vol:multi-taxi.
Depending on where you are traveling to or from in New York, you may experience delays if you have a connecting flight in the NYC-area.