May 5. The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is responsible for the United States air traffic control system said today that it will begin a staffing increase “immediately” in Florida at a major air traffic control (ATC) center.
This year, passengers flying to/from the state of Florida have faced thousands of flight cancellations and delays, leading the FAA to announce a staffing increase in the Sunshine State.
A two-day meeting was held by the FAA this week, with airlines as well as private aviation industry members in attendance. Discussions were held to come up with a solution to the air traffic congestion in Florida. Executives from multiple airlines, including Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and JetBlue Airways, blamed recent delays to and from Florida on the staffing shortages that the FAA is currently facing.
Source: Simple Flying