RSW, airports statewide experience flight delays

Reporter: Taylor Smith Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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There were numerous delays in and out of Southwest Florida International Airport Monday. Some flights were delayed for several hours.

We asked RSW why so many flights were delayed, and a spokesperson said she wasn’t aware of an issue.

Other airports in Florida including those in Tampa and West Palm Beach were also reporting massive delays. They said it’s because of a temporary closure of the Jacksonville FAA air traffic control center.

In a response to a Florida real estate agent’s Twitter account, United Airlines tweeted the Jacksonville control center was shut down due to COVID-19.

WINK News has not received a follow-up response from RSW.

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