FAA furloughs could lead to delays at McCarran Airport
Fears that Federal Aviation Administration furloughs would cause traffic to halt at airports across the country have begun to materialize.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Fears that Federal Aviation Administration furloughs would cause traffic to halt at airports across the country have begun to materialize.
The FAA warns delays in Las Vegas could be coming.
On Tuesday, more than 1,000 delays in the system were blamed on staffing reductions.
Experts said almost 7,000 flights could be delayed daily, all because there are fewer controllers to coordinate take-offs and landings.
Now, lawmakers from both parties are blaming each other.
Congress is working on a way to allow the FAA to shift money to keep controllers in their towers.
Here in the Valley, travelers have experienced few delays caused by the furloughs.
McCarran International Airport reported moderate delays. They said gate hold and taxi delays are lasting 15 minutes or less.