On Saturday flights going in and out of New York City were beginning to get back to normal after hundreds of Delta Airlines flights were cancelled due to severe thunderstorms ripped through the region. On top of this, a Federal Aviation Administration technical center in New Jersey experienced a fire that required them to go to backup systems to operate communications throughout the country. However, by Saturday the FAA was showing flight delays of a maximum of 15 minutes out of New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy airports and New Jersey's Newark International Airport.
Eric Torbenson, a spokesperson for Delta Airlines, said that by Saturday afternoon their flights were getting back on schedule with minimal cancellations. Ashley Dillon, a spokesperson for Southwest Airlines, said that their operations out of Atlanta were going smoothly. A spokesperson from the FAA said that the major disruption to air traffic in the east was the weather, not the fire in New Jersey.
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