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FAA furloughs lead to increased delays at Logan, elsewhere

A long line of passengers waited to go through a security checkpoint at Reagan National Airport in Washington on Thursday.
A long line of passengers waited to go through a security checkpoint at Reagan National Airport in Washington on Thursday. (Larry Downing /Reuters)Credit: Larry Downing /Reuters

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Flight delays caused by furloughs of air traffic controllers aren’t as severe in Boston as at other airports, but they have increased.

About 33 percent of the flights at Logan International Airport were delayed 15 minutes or more Monday through Wednesday, compared to 21 percent during the same period last week—before the Federal Aviation Administration began furloughing air traffic controllers—according to the flight tracking company FlightAware.

At the Newark and Tampa airports, delayed flights more than doubled earlier this week. In Newark, 42 percent of planes were delayed 15 minutes or more Monday through Wednesday, compared to 18 percent during those days last week. In Tampa, 27 percent of flights were late; up from 12 percent.

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