Air Traffic Control Remains Stretched Thin In New York City


A United Airlines airplane makes its way to a gate in front of the skyline of lower Manhattan in New York City at Newark Liberty Airport on April 8, 2023, in Newark, New Jersey.

It has been an ongoing struggle to manage commercial flights in the skies around New York City. CNN reports the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has extended the waiver on slot requirements at the area’s airports. However, the airspace transfer intended also to lessen the burden on the Big Apple’s severely-understaffed radar approach facility hasn’t happened yet despite being announced months ago.