One of New York City’s main airports has been partially shut by federal authorities, owing to a lack of air traffic controllers during the government shutdown.
LaGuardia airport, which serves 30 million passengers a year, was ordered to reduce its service due to a lack of staff.
Authorities have implemented a “ground delay” programme, meaning that planes leaving the airport face serious delays of 60-90 minutes.
Flights which are yet to take off to the airport have been halted.
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