Written by Bay City NewsPublished Mar. 14, 2023 • 8:40am
Heavy winds are expected to slow arrivals to SFO on Tuesday morning. | Camille Cohen/The Standard
Heavy winds are expected to slow arrivals to San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday, as the Federal Aviation Administration initiated a ground stop program that will see domestic arrivals delayed by an average of 80 minutes.
A ground stop program is designed to manage arriving flights by alerting pilots to issues at a destination, allowing them to delay flights, according to an FAA spokesperson.
The ground stop program will be effective from 8:45 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night.
Maximum delays are expected to be 157 minutes, according to the FAA's National Airspace System Status tracker.
Departures are not affected by the ground stop program.
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