Agence France-PresseApril 24, 2013 13:15
More than 1,000 US flights were delayed Tuesday because of air traffic control staff furloughs imposed as part of the so-called sequester budget cuts, officials said Wednesday.
The exact figure is 1,025, and another 975 were held up by bad weather or other factors, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
By comparison, on the worst day for air travelers in 2012 around 3,000 flights were delayed.
The FAA said travelers using major airports like Chicago, Las Vegas and Tampa would suffer the most delays.