Flights Resume After FAA Briefly Halts New York Airport Arrivals After Coronavirus Case

NEW YORK (Reuters) -
An American airline plane is seen at the tarmac after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily halted flights arriving at New York City airports due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York, U.S., March 21, 2020. (Reuters/Eduardo Munoz)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) temporarily halted flights arriving at New York City airports and Philadelphia on Saturday after a trainee at the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center tested positive for COVID-19. The FAA lifted the order in the afternoon but some flights were still being delayed while flight management returned to normal. The positive test forced the FAA to close some air space sectors and reroute flights, the agency said.