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.