Airline flight delays continue in Montana after FAA grounds US flights

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Posted at 10:10 AM, Jan 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-11 12:10:32-05

MISSOULA – People looking to take to the air across the country – including in Montana – are facing flight delays on Wednesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered that all flights in the US grounded early Wednesday morning following a “Notice to Air Missions system following an outage.”

All airlines were ordered “to pause all domestic departures until 9 a.m. Eastern Time to allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information,” according to the FAA.

The FAA lifted the order and reported that as of 8:50 a.m. Eastern Time and “normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the United States." The agency is continuing to look into what caused the outage to the system that provides safety information to flight crews.

Some flights continue to be delayed at Billings Logan International Airport

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Delays were recorded elsewhere in Montana, including in Missoula and Kalispell. Fog in Kalispell was causing some of the flight problems.