Friday, April 3, 2015

Runway repair at JFK airport could be bad news for summer travelers


The closure of a runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport could create a traffic jam in the skies above New York City this summer.

The main arrivals runway at JFK will be closed for repairs and resurfacing for about five months starting at the end of April, just as the summer travel season gets underway, and will likely remain closed through most of hurricane season. When the winds are calm and visibility is clear, the closure of one runway doesn't cause major disruptions at JFK, which has four runways and rarely operates all four at the same time

But, during inclement weather, the loss of that runway could cause a ripple effect of delays at all three of the major airports in the crowded skies above New York. Read more...

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