Severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are causing significant delays to flight operations at several airports across the US as of 20:30 (local time) on Monday, August 19. Average inbound and outbound delays of around 60 minutes have been reported at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA), as well as average outbound delays of up to 80 minutes at New York Newark Liberty International (EWR), New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), and Portland International Jetport (PWM). Officials at LGA also said a FAA Ground Delay Program was causing some delays.
Lingering flight delays are to be expected at the affected airports in the coming hours and days, as well as possible flight cancelations. Similarly poor weather on Sunday, August 18, caused hundreds of flight cancelations and significant delays at multiple airports. Airport officials are advising individuals to check the status of the flights before traveling to the airport.
Individuals flying via the aforementioned airports are advised to monitor developments, confirm flight reservations prior to leaving for the airport, prepare for lingering flight delays and cancelations, and contact their airline for more information.
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