Breaking: FAA delays flights into LaGuardia over staffing issues

A ground stop has been ordered at LaGuardia Airport due to staffing related issues, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.

The stop was ordered shortly before 10 a.m. Some arriving flights are also being delayed; the FAA reports an average of 41 minute delays for arrivals.

The air traffic halt comes as the government shutdown enters its 35th day, the longest shutdown of federal agencies in U.S. history. Friday also marks the second missed paycheck for 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay.

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