Airlines prepare for JFK runway construction

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In light of the upcoming delays that begin at New York’s JFK International Airport on March 1, 2010, airlines are preparing to make changes to avoid any massive delays. The airport is typically packed even during slow, less-demanding travel periods, so the runway closure will make flight scheduling more complex.

JFK Plane QueueIn light of the upcoming delays that begin at New York’s JFK International Airport on March 1, 2010, airlines are preparing to make changes to avoid any massive delays. The airport is typically packed even during slow, less-demanding travel periods, so the runway closure will make flight scheduling more complex.

Especially since New York is a hub both domestically and internationally, closing its longest runway could affect the entire country. Airlines are preparing for the worst by reducing the number of flights in and out of JFK, and by rearranging flight schedules in order to accommodate for more space between them.

The FAA will also use new procedures to keep flights from getting backed up, according to USA Today.

The runway is 14,572 feet long, and will be getting new asphalt, taxiways, and lighting. The goal of the reconstruction is to prevent future delays, and be ready in time for the summer rush on July 1, 2010.

Airlines prepare for JFK runway construction was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Pleasance Coddington
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