The Perfect Enemy | Columbus air traffic control tower reopens after COVID-related cleaning
July 1, 2022

Columbus air traffic control tower reopens after COVID-related cleaning

Columbus air traffic control tower reopens after COVID-related cleaning  10TV

A spokesperson for the John Glenn Columbus International Airport said COVID-related cleaning at the tower does not happen often.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Flights at John Glenn Columbus International Airport were affected on Thursday due to COVID-related cleaning at the air traffic control tower, according to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson.

The FAA spokesperson said the tower reopened at 5:25 p.m. after it was closed for less than an hour.

During that time, the tower in Indianapolis controlled the airspace.

In addition to situations related to COVID-19, the FAA monitors staffing and traffic at the towers to make sure all planes can land safely.

10TV heard from multiple people whose flights were affected and were told by airport or airline staffers on their flights they were not able to land in Columbus 

A spokesperson for the John Glenn Columbus International Airport said COVID-related cleaning at the tower does not happen often.

To check the status of flights in Columbus, click here.

To check the status of FAA facilities affected by COVID-19, click here.

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