Fires in Canada impact air travel in the United States

Devastating fires in Canada affect air traffic on the east coast of North America (Photo: Flickr/

Thick smoke from wildfires in Canada is slowing or paralyzing air travel in parts of the northeastern United States. The Civil Aviation Authority (FAA) has noted reduced visibility due to fog created by the fires.

On the afternoon of June 7th, the American aviation authority FAA had already changed flight operations New York LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Philadelphia International airports. “All flights to LaGuardia International Airport have been suspended and departures have been slowed,” the FAA said in a statement at 2 p.m. yesterday. Philadelphia and Newark suffered delays of their own.

At the beginning of the afternoon French time on June 8th, theThe FAA again pointed to a partial closure of Newark Airport and slowed traffic in Philadelphia and Charlotte. The FAA also announces this possible delays at Newark, JFK, Baltimore-Washington and Washington Dulles. In Canada, Montreal and Ottawa are also affected.

Passengers are therefore advised to double-check their departure times.

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