As haze blanketed the area and reduced visibility, hundreds of flights were delayed in New-
York Airports As A Result Of Smoke From Wildfires In Canada. Flights to New York's LaGuardia Airport
Were Briefly Halted Earlier This Evening. In response to the rapidly changing circumstances, the
FAA Will Adjust The Traffic Volume. As of 9:10 p.m. ET, more than 4,800 U.S. flights were delayed
Residents of the New York City area were forced to spend Tuesday and Wednesday indoors
Because Of Smoke Drifting South From Wildfires In Canada. IQAir's World Air Quality Index found that the city ranked
Fourth In The World As Of Noon Wednesday, With A 158 Score, Which Was Considered
Unhealthy For All Residents At The Time. According to FlightAware, 230 departures were delayed,
Representing 40% Of The Day's Schedule, And 264 Inbound Flights Accounted For 46% Of The Day's Schedule.
Newark Liberty International Airport has seen nearly a third of its flights delayed, or 204
Flights, And Another 186 Departures Have Been Delayed. A total of approximately 670 United Airlines flights
Were Delayed, Which Represents 24% Of Its Schedule. There Are Several Major Hubs
Operated By The Carrier, Including Newark.