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No delays at region’s airports reported amid federal furlough days

No delays of departing flights were reported Monday at Dayton International Airport or Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Aiport amid scattered reports of delays at East Coast airports related to the furloughs of federal employees.

As of 6 a.m. Monday, the Dayton had handled 1,200 passengers, said Director of Aviation Terry Slaybaugh. Airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes said that no furloughs have been reported among federal employees there. “We should be moving at this airport as normal,” she said.

A similar story was at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Director of Communications Brian Gregg said lines were short for departing flights.

“There’s hasn’t been any impact, and we have been told by our federal partners not to expect any impact,” Gregg said.

The Associated Press reported Monday that by 9:30 a.m., delays that surfaced at New York area airports had spread to hub airports in Philadelphia and Charlotte. At Washington’s Reagan National Airport, some New York-bound flights were delayed.

About 1,500 controllers — 10 percent of the Federal Aviation Administration’s controller workforce — were required to take an unpaid day off Monday.

Additional furloughs of Transportation Security Administration workers were causing peak-hour backups at security checkpoints, and passengers aboard inbound international flights faced 30-minute delays clearing short-staffed customs stations at Dulles International Airport, AP said.

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