Air traffic controller absences delay Burlington-to-LaGuardia flights

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Air traffic controller absences have grounded flights between Burlington International Airport and New York’s La Guardia Airport.

ABC News reports the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed on Friday that there was a ground stop at LaGuardia Airport and that flights could not fly into the Queens airport, FAA.

The ground stop has since been lifted.

Air traffic controllers (ATCs), whose numbers were already at a 30-year low, have been working without pay for 35 days, because of the partial government shutdown.

As many as 800,000 federal workers are currently facing a second missed paycheck because of the partial U.S. government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. President Trump and Congressional Democrats are still at at stalemate over the federal budget.

The president insists on funding for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, a key campaign promise.

We’ll have more in this story as it develops.

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