JFK Airport runway closing down until July

JFK Runway Will Shut Down Until July


As we reported here a few weeks ago, John F. Kennedy International Airport most frequently used runway is closing down for the next few months for reconstruction.


Runway 13-31 will receive a $376 million face lift that will no doubt make for even more headaches at one of the nation's most delayed airports.


Airlines that use the landing strip are preparing for the four month closure by reducing the amount of arrival and departures at the New York hub.


JFK normally handles 1,300 planes daily, but will cut it down to 1,050 starting today through mid-July.


Low-cost carrier JetBlue plans to reduce their schedule by 10 percent, American Airlines will postpone changing over to a summer schedule until the runway re-opens.


The 14, 500 foot long runway is one of longest in the United States and handles more than half of JFK's departures.


Source: CNN

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