FAA closes air traffic control again, causing extensive delays and cancellations at JAX airport

This closing may cause extensive delays and/or cancellations at the Jacksonville International Airport, check with your airline directly for your flight status.

Orlando, Fla. — The FAA Air Traffic Control Center in Hilliard is closed for extensive cleaning due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.

This is the second time in 2021 that the center has closed for cleaning.

This closing may cause extensive delays and/or cancellations at the Jacksonville International Airport, check with your airline directly for your flight status.

At Orlando International Airport, only eight flights are listed as ‘Delayed,’ as of 4 p.m. Wednesday.

You can check the status of your MCO flight by clicking here.

On Jan. 4, the Hilliard Center was closed down for cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson for the FAA said the Hilliard facility covers flights from the panhandle to Jacksonville, Orlando, and Tampa.

It also covers flights in Southeast Georgia and South Carolina.

Bailey Husker, Action News Jax

Bailey Husker is a digital content producer for Action News Jax.

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