NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Federal Aviation Administration said flights at local airports should be back to normal Sunday night, after a week of delays caused by federal spending cuts.
Air traffic controllers returned to full staffing Sunday, after furloughs kept some off the job. The FAA announced Saturday that the furloughs would be coming to an end.
The move came after Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.
The furloughs were put in place as the across-the-board sequester budget cuts hit the FAA.
The FAA had ordered all of its 47,000 employees to stay home one day a week to cover the cuts.