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RSW, airports statewide experience flight delays

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.

Reporter:Taylor Smith
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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