Delays expected at AUS, but not for what you may think
AUSTIN (KXAN) – Delays are expected Thursday afternoon at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS), the airport announced in a tweet.
The delays are not because of inclement weather or staffing shortages but rather because of cleaning.
“The FAA Air Traffic Control Tower is undergoing a required sanitization & deep clean. AUS will be experiencing delays for both arrivals and departures. Thank you for your patience,” the tweet said.
In a follow-up tweet, AUS said “anyone picking up a passenger from the terminal should monitor their flight status and contact their airlines for updated information.”
“The FAA temporarily closed the control tower at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport today for COVID cleaning. Per standard FAA protocols, the local approach control assumed the tower’s airspace,” the agency said in a statement.
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