LaGuardia Airport's Terminal A reopens after being flooded by heavy rain

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Flooding across the Tri-State area
Flooding across the Tri-State area

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Access to Terminal A reopened Friday night after travelers trying to fly in and out of New York's LaGuardia Airport found themselves in ankle-deep water inside the terminal earlier in the day.

Passengers arriving there were bused to Terminal C.

Spirit and Frontier Airlines fly out of that terminal.

Flights into LaGuardia were also briefly halted Friday morning and then delayed, because of water in the airport's refueling area.

Flights were still arriving and departing at area airports Friday evening, although intermittent ground stops were expected as heavy rain continued, officials said.

The FAA makes the decision to implement temporary ground stops as needed.

Departures from John F Kennedy International are delayed an average 15 minutes and increasing. Minimal flight cancellations and delays were reported at Newark.

Air travelers should check the status of their flight prior to arriving at the airport, and should sign up for PANYNJ alerts and check the airports' websites for up to the minute update as conditions are consistently changing.

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