FAA orders ground delay at PBIA with departures averaging 75 minutes behind schedule

Agency says it is because of volume
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Posted at 12:51 PM, Mar 24, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-24 18:13:22-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a ground delay at Palm Beach International Airport on Sunday afternoon during a peak flying time because of spring break.

PBIA's delay, which ended at 6 p.m., was an average of 75 minutes for departures and 129 minutes for arrivals due to volume, according to the FAA National Airspace System Status.

The FAA issues ground delays when aircraft are held on the ground to manage capacity and demand at a specific location by assigning arrival slots.

Miami International Airport earlier had a ground delay.


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Allen Cone
2:57 PM, Mar 10, 2024

PBIA's website has 16 departure delays through 12:07 a.m. Monday and 19 arrival delays through 10:01 p.m.

FlightAware is showing 4,216 total delays and 926 cancellations in and out of the United States as of 5 p.m.

The system is showing 102 delays from PBIA so far Sunday.

At MIA, there are 181 delays and 28 cancellation, the second most in the nation for cancellations behind Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with 75 cancellations and 163 delays, according to FlightAware.

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is at seven cancellations and 152 delays with Orlando International Airport 13 cancellations and 288delays.